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October 23: The Beginning of the World

James Ussher and the Creation (4004 BCE) It was on this date, October 23, 4004 BCE, that the Earth was created by God. It is disheartening to report that many Christians will leave it at that. The exact dating of

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October 3: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal (1925) It was on this date, October 3, 1925, that American writer Gore (Eugene Luther) Vidal Jr was born in West Point, New York, where his father was an instructor at the military academy. He grew up near

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Posted in Entertainer, Famous Freethinkers, Politics, Writer

September 3: How Great Was Gregory?

Gregory the Great (Gregory I) Becomes Pope (590) How Great Was He? It was on this date, September 3, 590, that the son of a wealthy patrician named Gordianus, whose name history does not recall, was made Pope in the

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July 21: Insulting Monkeys

The famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial was a publicity stunt that exposed the imbecility of fundamentalism.

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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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April 18: Clarence Darrow

Darrow said, “I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose.”

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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, Law

March 22: The Butler Act and Evolution (1925)

In 1967, teacher Gary L. Scott, was fired under the Butler Act, took it to court, and this time got the Tennessee Senate to repeal it. Attacks on the science of human origins continue to this day.

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John Mill