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April 21 in freethought history…

April 21, 1910 - American writer, lecturer and raconteur Samuel Clemens (a.k.a Mark Twain) dies in Redding, Connecticut, aged 74. Widely considered one of the greatest American novelists, his works include Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Twain was outspoken on a … Continue reading

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November 30 in freethought history…

November 30, 1835 – American writer, lecturer and raconteur Mark Twain is born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri. Widely considered one of the greatest American novelists, his works include Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Twain was outspoken on a … Continue reading

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When we remember we are all mad…

Yesterday, I gave my “20th Century Twain” talk to the Fellowship of Reason. I caught up with old friends and met some new ones. The presentation was well-received, I thought–and they gave me this cool t-shirt. It’s all the way … Continue reading

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Podcast #120 – 20th Century Twain

We present “20th Century Twain: Mark Twain’s Final Years and Freethought Legacy,” John’s presentation on March 20th to the Humanists of Georgia.  It’s a discussion of the last 10 years of Mark Twain’s life, and a look at some of … Continue reading

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20th Century Twain this weekend!

If you’re in Atlanta this Sunday, March 20th, drop by the Humanists of Georgia monthly meeting to hear Yours Truly talk about “20th Century Twain: Mark Twain’s Final Years and Freethought Legacy.”  The meeting starts at 12:30 at the Atlanta … Continue reading

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The War Prayer

So I’m getting ready for my March 20th presentation to the Humanists of Georgia, in which I’ll be talking about Mark Twain’s freethought legacy.  In doing a little research this morning, I stumbled across this excellent animated dramatization of Twain’s … Continue reading

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