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July 12: William Osler

William Osler (1849) It was on this date, July 12, 1849, the Anglo-American physician William Osler was born in Bond Head, Canada West (now Ontario). He took his MD in 1872 and taught medicine from 1874-1884. In 1889 he became

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July 10: Religious Bigotry in Geneva

“Calvin was … as nearly like the God of the Old Testament as his health permitted.” – Robert Ingersoll

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May 10: Religion and Censorship

“The fatwa by Imam Khomeini in regards to the apostate Salman Rushdie will be in effect forever.”

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January 8: The Last Execution for Blasphemy?

We do not know if god-belief or the Trinity would have long survived the assaults of Thomas Aikenhead, so we can be sure it is a good thing that we have priests with no other useful function than to protect us.

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John Mill