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December 8 in freethought history…

December 8, 1790 – Publisher and social reformer Richard Carlile is born in Ashburton, Devon, England. He crusaded for universal suffrage, for equal rights for men and women, and against child labor. A Deist-turned-atheist, he published and distributed the works of Thomas … Continue reading

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November 10 in freethought history…

November 10, 1793 – The first (and last) national Fête de la Raison (Festival of Reason) is organized by leaders of the French Revolution. Fueled by anti-clericalism, the short-lived Cult of Reason was a civic religion that sought to focus the … Continue reading

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