Yearly Archives: 2014

Pig in a Blanket – Hate Crime?

Guest Post by R J Evans, 12/28/2014 (By permission of The American Heathen blogsite) Now that christmas has come and gone, and the deluded have paid homage to the birth of their mythical sky-brat, our thoughts turn to the new

Posted in Religion, Reposting

December 27: Louis Pasteur

Pasteur believed “the idea of God is a form of the idea of the Infinite, whether it is called Brahma, Allah, Jehovah, or Jesus.” This is hardly orthodox Christianity.

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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Science

December 26: Exorcism

The behaviors of the possessed resemble very closely the behaviors of those with electrochemical, neurochemical or other physical or emotional disorders.

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Posted in Film, Religion, Science

December 25: Christmas Day

Mithra — like Tammuz, Adonis, Apollo and Horus — was a sun-god. So you see, the “reason for the season” is not the son of any god, but the sun up in the sky!

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Posted in History, Religion, Theology

December 19: Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol (1843)

It was on this date, December 19, 1843, that British author Charles Dickens’ immortal work, A Christmas Carol, was published in London. Unlike his novels, A Christmas Carol was not first serialized: in fact, Dickens wrote it quickly to get

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November 30: Mark Twain

“These two gentlemen [Jesus and Satan] have had more influence than all others put together, and 99 percent of it was Satan’s. [And Satan is] worth very nearly a hundred times as much to the business as was the influence of all the rest of the Holy Family put together.”

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Posted in Entertainer, Famous Freethinkers, Writer

November 23: Ronald Bruce Meyer (1954)

It was on this date, November 23, 1954, that American voice actor, educator and atheist blogger Ronald Bruce Meyer was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the first of three children, to a homemaker mother (d. 2002) and a utility company executive

Posted in Education, Entertainer, Religion, Writer

No Nuance Please, We’re American

By Ronald Bruce Meyer In case anybody remembers it, the 1971 British farce, No Sex Please, We’re British (written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott) was about a newlywed bride who mail-orders some glassware but instead receives a flood of

Posted in Politics, Religion

November 2: Annie Laurie Gaylor (1955)

It was on this date, November 2, 1955, that the co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Annie Laurie Gaylor was born in Madison, Wisconsin. She was educated in journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. With her mother, Anne Nicol

Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Journalism/Media, Religion, Writer

October 27: Desiderius Erasmus

Desiderius Erasmus (1466) It was on this date, October 27, 1466, that the Dutch author, and the greatest humanist scholar of the northern Renaissance, Desiderius Erasmus was born Gerrit Gerritszoon in Rotterdam, in what is now the Netherlands. He was

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John Mill