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September 8 in freethought history…

September 8, 1892 – Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister and Christian socialist, publishes the following “Pledge of Allegiance” for American schoolchildren: I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for … Continue reading

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August 6 in freethought history…

August 6, 1983 – By his own account, competitive bicyclist Michael Shermer becomes a skeptic, after trying “a host of weird things,” including acupuncture, chiropractic and pyramid power. After his embrace of scientific skepticism, Shermer went on to become a … Continue reading

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