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February 14 in freethought history…

February 14, 1948 – Atheist, skeptic and libertarian Teller (best known as the shorter, silent half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller) is born Raymond Joseph Teller in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. February 14, 1975 - British rationalist and humanist Julian … Continue reading

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June 19 in freethought history…

June 19, 1945 – Salman Rushdie is born in what is now Mumbai, India. A celebrated novelist, his works include Midnight’s Children (which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1981, as well as the “Booker of Bookers” as … Continue reading

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May 27 in freethought history…

May 27, 1989 - 30,000 Muslims, angry over the publication of Salman Rushdie‘s novel The Satanic Verses, demonstrate in London’s Hyde Park, calling for Britain’s blasphemy law to be extended to include Islam. The mob attack a small group of counterprotestors, … Continue reading

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Podcast #83 – Secular Coalition at the White House

American Atheists president Ed Buckner reports on the recent meeting between representatives of the Secular Coalition for America with White House officials. Plus: We meet the Hitch!  Allison joins us to talk about “The Only Subject Is Love,” a seminar … Continue reading

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Mos Dumb

Rapper/actor/whatever Mos Def has entered my unofficial list of World’s Stupidest Celebrities–by which I do not mean he has a low IQ.  I mean that he seems to let his desires override his intellect, and is unwilling to admit when … Continue reading

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