Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 30: Compelling Genesis as History

Catholics were compelled to accept as genuine history the childish and derivative stories of the Creation, the Garden of Eden, the Fall, the Flood, and the confusion of languages at Babel.

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June 29: Forging the Papacy

Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul Foundation of the Papacy It is on this day, June 29, that the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul. According to tradition outside the church, and required by

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June 29: Was Peter Martyred at Rome?

Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul Was Peter at Rome? It is on this day, June 29, that the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul. According to tradition outside the church, and required by

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June 28: Paul Broca (1824)

Broca has been described as a Christian, but he must have practiced it lightly, because he founded a society for free-thinkers in 1848.

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June 28: Luigi Pirandello

“God is too absent from his work, and there is no trace of the wonderful balm of mysticism.”

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June 28: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“The Supreme Being is best displayed by the fixed and unalterable order of nature.” Rousseau was expelled from Geneva for “irreligion.”

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June 27: Augustus de Morgan

Augustus de Morgan was a Theist with an ethical appreciation of Christianity. He described himself as an “unattached Christian,” and refused to join even the Unitarian Church.

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