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February 26: Victor Hugo

To a census-taker, who asked him in 1872 if he was a Catholic, Hugo replied, “No. A Freethinker.” Hugo predicted that Christianity would soon disappear, but men would still believe in God.

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January 25: W. Somerset Maugham

In “Of Human Bondage,” the author’s surrogate, Philip Carey, “looked upon Christianity as a degrading bondage that must be cast away at any cost…” In “Summing Up,” Maugham said, “I remain an agnostic.”

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January 10: Thomas Paine Publishes “Common Sense”

Male and female are the distinctions of nature, good and bad the distinctions of heaven; but how a race of men came into the world so exalted above the rest… is worth enquiring into.

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