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January 28 in freethought history…

January 28, 1573 – Noblemen of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth sign the Warsaw Confederation, formalizing a longstanding tradition of religious tolerance for nobility and free persons. It was the first European document to codify religious toleration. The Commonwealth, which existed for … Continue reading

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September 24 in freethought history…

September 24, 1717 – Prolific correspondent Horace Walpole, youngest son of long-serving Prime Minister Robert Walpole, is born in London. Walpole’s disdain for organized religion and pious presumption is apparent in his thousands of letters. Here’s a sample: “I hate … Continue reading

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