Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 31: Walt Whitman

And I say to mankind, Be not curious about God, … I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least …

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May 30: Mikhail Bakunin

“People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.”

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May 29: The Red Virgin

One of the leaders of the Paris Commune, Michel saw that the Commune severed all state connection to the Catholic Church, nationalized all church property, and secularized the schools.

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May 28: Corliss Lamont

Supernatural entities simply do not exist… [O]ur cosmos does not possess a supernatural and eternal God… As science advances, belief in divine miracles and the efficacy of prayer becomes fainter and fainter.

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May 27: Harlan Ellison

Look, I’m an atheist. People say to me, do you believe in God? No, I don’t believe in God… I have to have some proof of something.

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May 26: Alse Young Executed for Witchcraft

Alse Young (1647): First American Execution for Witchcraft It was on this date, May 26, 1647, that the first witch was hanged in America for the crime of witchcraft. Alse Young was arrested, tried for this capital offense in Windsor,

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May 25: Pope Gregory VII

The end of his life was the beginning the most morally loose period in the history of Europe – now mythologized as the “Age of Chivalry.”

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John Mill