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February 7 in freethought history…

February 7, 1906 - Freethought publisher Charles Chilton Moore dies near Lexington, Kentucky, aged 68. He was a pastor when, as Moore himself told it, he invited a distant cousin to read and discuss with him a selection of books both for and … Continue reading

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February 6 in freethought history…

February 6, 1843 – Charles Southwell is released from a British prison after serving a year for blasphemy. He was convicted based on an article criticizing the Bible, published in his periodical Oracle of Reason. February 6, 1886 – The first issue of … Continue reading

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December 20 in freethought history…

December 20, 1837 – Freethought publisher Charles Chilton Moore is born near Lexington, Kentucky. Moore was a pastor when, as Moore himself told it, he invited a distant cousin to read and discuss with him a selection of books both for … Continue reading

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August 21 in freethought history…

August 21, 1909 – The last issue of freethought newspaper the Blue Grass Blade is published in Lexington, Kentucky. The Blade was founded in 1884 by former minister-turned-atheist Charles Chilton Moore, and was widely distributed throughout the United States. Editor James Edward Hughes … Continue reading

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Charles Chilton Moore

While we were in Lexington, Kentucky over the Independence Day weekend, we made a brief pilgrimage to visit the gravesite of one of the lesser-known luminaries of the freethought movement. Charles Chilton Moore (1837-1906) was, ironically, the grandson of Barton … Continue reading

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