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March 28 in freethought history…

March 28, 1794 – France’s short-lived Cult of Reason ceases to exist with the beheading of its last leaders. Fueled by anti-clericalism, the Cult of Reason was a civic religion that sought to focus the French populace on Enlightenment values like Truth and … Continue reading

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September 17 in freethought history…

September 17, 1743 – French philosopher and revolutionary Marquis de Condorcet is born in Ribemont, France. Among his accomplishments were the invention of a form of instant run-off voting (called the Condorcet method), and an essay in which he espoused … Continue reading

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