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May 7: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

“I have found some astonishing answers to my questionings as to God and religion in [Flaubert’s] book,” wrote Tchaikovsky. Flaubert was an Atheist.

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November 9: Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev (1818) It was on this date, November 9, 1818 (NS), that Russian Realist novelist, poet and playwright Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Ива́н Серге́евич Турге́нев), was born in Orel. He attended both Moscow and St. Petersburg Universities and received a

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January 23: Stendhal

“All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few,” Stendhal said. “The only excuse for God is that there is no such person.”

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November 9: Carl Sagan + Ivan Turgenev

The method of science is tried and true. It is not perfect, it’s just the best we have. (Carl Sagan)

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