Monthly Archives: November 2010

November 29: Religious Toleration

“On no account should the church allow infidels to have power over the faithful or to be set above them in any way. … The church is above the state … kings must be subject to priests.” (Thomas Aquinas)

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Politics, Religion

November 28: Sir Leslie Stephen

Stephen said he never lost his faith because he never had any and helped to bring Thomas Henry Huxley’s newly coined word, “agnostic,” into vogue.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Writer

November 28: Randy Newman

And the Lord said: I burn down your cities — how blind you must be I take from you your children and you say how blessed are we You all must be crazy to put your faith in me That’s why I love mankind… —”God’s Song”

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Entertainer, Film, Musician

November 27: The First Crusade

Rude-but-obvious questions are not encouraged, such as: Why did God allow the Muslim Turks to take control of Palestine in the first place? And: Why couldn’t the Pope ask God, rather than soldiers, to liberate the holy lands?

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion

Jeremy’s Opinionated Introduction to Freethought part 2

Does being an atheist make you a Freethinker? Does believing in a God keep you from being a freethinker?

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

November 26: The First Thanksgiving

The three days of feasting, dancing, singing and game-playing at the first Thanksgiving would not have fit the decorum dictated by Pilgrim piety.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Religion

Spanish Orgasm

I’m not sure what the demeaning part was. The fact that women have orgasms, too? Or would the ad have been more effective if the main character was a man getting excited?

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized
John Mill