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December 2 in freethought history…

December 2, 1843 – The final issue is published of The Oracle of Reason, Britain’s first atheist periodical. The publication could not survive financial woes and the prosecution and/or imprisonment of its founders (Charles Southwell, William Chilton and John Field) … Continue reading

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November 6 in freethought history…

November 6, 1836 - American theologian and philosopher Francis Ellingwood Abbot is born in Boston, Massachussets. He served for a time as a Unitarian minister, but was ultimately dismissed for being insufficiently Christian. He pioneered “scientific theism,” which sought to reconstruct … Continue reading

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