Yearly Archives: 2012

The Week in Freethought History (December 23-29)

Read about Champollion and deciphering hieroglyphics, Matthew Arnold, the mythical birth of Jesus, exorcism, Louis Pasteur, freethinkers buried in Westminster Abbey, and Becket’s murder in the cathedral!

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

The Week in Freethought History (December 16-22)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

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December 18: Brad Pitt (1963)

It was on this date, December 18, 1963, that American actor and film producer Brad Pitt was born. A leading man nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, and winning one of the latter, Pitt is noted for

Posted in Entertainer, Film

The Week in Freethought History (December 9-15)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

The Week in Freethought History (November 18-24)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

The Week in Freethought History (November 11-17)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

Did Jesus Really Change the World?

A reply to Pastor John Ortberg I’m sorry I missed the original publication on 8/13/2012 of “Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World” by Pastor John Ortberg of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. But the arguments are old ones, they

Posted in Reflections

The Week in Freethought History (November 4-10)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology

Quick Comment: Scouts

I was a member of the Boy Scouts back in the 1960s and early 1970s, earning the rank of Eagle Scout in 1973. The Scouts taught me how to camp and cook and clean. They taught me hiking, canoeing, first

Posted in Rant

The Week in Freethought History (October 28-November 3)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Religion, Theology
John Mill