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May 5: Karl Marx

“The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand of their actual happiness.”

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May 2: Catherine the Great

Catharine said, “The people are not created for us, but we for the people” and “I am one of the imbeciles who believe in God.”

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March 21: Jean Bapiste Joseph Fourier

After the fall of Napoleon, the Roman Catholic Church, with whom Fourier was never reconciled, saw to his persecution.

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January 29: Thomas Paine

Paine wrote, “the Bible and the Testament are impositions upon the world” and that “religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”

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January 19: James Watt

Andrew Carnegie says Watt was a Deist and never attended church.

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December 14: Pierre Samuel Dupont

As Dupont explained in his Philosophie de l’univers (1796), he was a Deist.

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December 4: Thomas Carlyle

Carlyle abandoned his Christian beliefs in 1818 after reading Gibbon. After further study… Carlyle gave up the Holy Ghost and immortality, as well, adopting a Pantheism like Goethe’s.

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John Mill