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November 21 in freethought history…

November 21, 1694 – Voltaire is born François-Marie Arouet in Paris, France. An avowed Deist, he was a writer, philosopher and public wit well known for his criticisms of organized religion. He thought Christianity “assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and … Continue reading

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July 11 in freethought history…

July 11, 1791 - The National Assembly of France inters the remains of philosopher, author and satirist Voltaire (1694-1778) in the Pantheon, France’s secular mausoleum. His sarcophagus was transported in a Roman-style chariot on which was inscribed the words “Oh gods, … Continue reading

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May 30 in freethought history…

May 30, 1778 – Voltaire (born François-Marie Arouet) dies in Paris, aged 83. An avowed Deist, he was a writer, philosopher and public wit well known for his criticisms of organized religion. He thought Christianity “assuredly the most ridiculous, the … Continue reading

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