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Whilst the essence of Bradlaugh's campaign had been respectability, The Freethinker worked hard to offend and disgust.
Among the freethinkers of the 1800s were the abolitionists, including Abraham Lincoln, and the women suffragettes including Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ernestine L.
I don't think the solution for humanists, freethinkers, and doubters who feel unwelcome in traditional religious congregations is to make liberal Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, pagans, and "neo-Romantics" feel unwelcome in Unitarian ones.
Beyond social justice advocacy, we find the arts overflowing with prominent black freethinkers.
Though McKay lived much of his life as a freethinker, he was baptized a Catholic on October 11, 1944.
Still, names do point toward certain proclivities; agnostics tend to temper their surety, rationalists focus on rational foundations for living, freethinkers tend to focus on the pernicious aspects of religion, and humanists embody the whole life stance that a naturalistic view demands.
The essay, titled "A Proposed Guide for Instruction in Morals from the Standpoint of A Freethinker for Adult Persons Offered by a Dilettante," was published by Hollenbeck Press in Indianapolis in 1900.
Nahigian has been a freethinker, humanist, and Bright for about thirty of his fifty-five years.
My great grandfather Clemens Vonnegut, an immigrant merchant from Munster, became a Freethinker after reading Darwin.
On February 17, 1600, naked and with a nail piercing his tongue (so that he would not repeat his heretical statements), the philosopher, scientist, and freethinker Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake in the Campo de Fiori in central Rome.
Key speakers will include Levi Fragell, former president of the International Humanist and Ethical Union; Sonja Eggerickx, the current IHEU president; and Volker Mueller, president of the Freethinker Association.
Curie is said to have become an agnostic as a teenager and was described variously throughout her life as a rationalist, atheist, and freethinker.