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May 7 in freethought history…

May 7, 1794 - French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre declares the Cult of the Supreme Being, the short-lived Deistic state religion created to replace the revolutionary Cult of Reason, which was itself intended to replace the official Roman Catholicism of the Ancien Regime. The Cult … Continue reading

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July 28 in freethought history…

July 28, 1794 – French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris. With him died the Cult of the Supreme Being, the short-lived Deistic state religion created to replace the revolutionary Cult of Reason, which was itself intended to … Continue reading

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