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February 21 in freethought history…

watch February 21, 1677 - Philosopher Baruch Spinoza dies in The Hague, Netherlands, aged 44. A lens-grinder by trade, he is best known for his magnum opus Ethics. In 1656, he was excommunicated by the Jewish elders of Amsterdam for “abominable heresies” (which included … Continue reading

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July 27 in freethought history…

Publicacao Online Actos Societarios July 27, 1656 – The Portugese Jewish elders of Amsterdam “excommunicate and expel” Baruch Spinoza from their community for “abominable heresies” (which include equating purposeless Nature with God, denying that Jews are the chosen people, and denying the divine origins of … Continue reading

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