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May 3 in freethought history…

May 3, 1880 – English atheist Charles Bradlaugh, recently elected as a Member of Parliament, requests to be allowed to affirm his oath, rather than take the religious Oath of Allegiance. A political scandal unfolded over the next six years, which … Continue reading

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January 30 in freethought history…

January 30, 1861 – Swedish freethought activist Viktor Lennstrand is born in Gävle, Sweden. He was outspoken against both Christianity and state-sponsored religion, and was imprisoned several times. He died in 1895, aged 34. January 30, 1891 – Charles Bradlaugh (English … Continue reading

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January 13 in freethought history…

January 13, 1810 - Atheist, feminist and abolitionist Ernestine Rose is born Ernestine Louise Polowsky into a Jewish family in Poland in 1810. She began to question religious orthodoxy and traditional assumptions about women from an early age. After extricating herself from … Continue reading

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September 26 in freethought history…

September 26, 1833 – English atheist and activist Charles Bradlaugh is born in London. He founded the National Secular Society and became one of the first open atheists (if not the first open atheist) elected to the British Parliament. He … Continue reading

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