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February 5: The Pseudoscience of Astrology

Why do people still believe in astrology? People turn to astrology, as they turn to religion, because having the stars guide their lives is a comfort for the faint of heart. But it was always magic.

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Posted in History, Religion, Science, Theology

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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Posted in Famous Freethinkers, History, Writer

December 15: Christianity and Law

Just as it was freethinkers who made the world safer for children, decreased crime, ensured the right to divorce, revived education, equalized marriage, and ended slavery and torture; it was freethinkers who revived law and carried it forward to the institution we know today.

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Posted in History, Religion
John Mill