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Podcast #249 – The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

We discuss Larry Alex Taunton’s new book The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist (available in hardcover, as an audiobook, or for Kindle). In this memoir, Taunton (a Birmingham, Alabama based minister and … Continue reading

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May 1 in freethought history…

May 1, 1899 - Philosopher and physiologist Ludwig Büchner dies in Darmstadt, Germany, aged 75. He was a foremost German proponent of Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theories, and published a number of scientific books in which he vehemently advocated an extreme materialist view (which … Continue reading

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April 27 in freethought history…

April 27, 1759 – Pioneering feminist Mary Wollstonecraft is born in London, England. She is best known for her bestselling and influential book Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Wollstonecraft died due shortly after giving birth to her daughter Mary … Continue reading

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April 13 in freethought history…

April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 Old Style) – Thomas Jefferson is born in Shadwell, Virginia. His accomplishments were legion: he was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence; served as Minister to France during the American Revolution; served … Continue reading

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December 15 in freethought history…

December 15, 1791 – The Commonwealth of Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights, thus bringing into effect Amendments 1 through 10 of the United States Constitution. These amendments were meant mostly to protect the rights of citizens (including freedom of religion, … Continue reading

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June 8 in freethought history…

June 8, 1809 – Thomas Paine dies in New York City, aged 72. British-born Paine was an influential propagandist for both the American and French Revolutions. Like many of America’s Founders, Paine was a Deist who declared, “My country is … Continue reading

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Hitch remembered at Cooper Union

A collection of notables including Salman Rushdie and Stephen Fry celebrated the life of Christopher Hitchens at Cooper Union in NYC. Wish I could have been there. My favorite quote from the event, from Stephen Fry: “Hitch thought the four … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Win two books from Christopher Hitchens

Either join our Facebook group or leave feedback on our new iTunes feed, and you’re eligible to win copies of Christopher Hitchen’s books Hitch-22 and Arguably. A winner will be randomly selected on February 1st.

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Books maybe you should know about

So many books, so little time. Here are three new books which have come to my attention, which look extraordinarily interesting, but which I have not (yet?) had the time to read. If anyone picks up one of these, I’d … Continue reading

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The Quotable Hitchens

So many books, so little time. I’m looking forward to the May 10th publication of The Quotable Hitchens, a new collection of pithy observations by the Hitch, with a forward by his bud Martin Amis.  I’ve taken a stroll through … Continue reading

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