Great Freethinkers Selected Quotations by Famous Skeptics and Nonconformists by James C. Sanford

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ISBN 100974704237
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James Sanford - Great Freethinkers I love truth. I believe humanity has need of it. But assuredly humanity has much greater need still of untruth which flatters it, consoles it, gives it infinite hopes.

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The Freethinker was a British secular humanist magazine, founded by G.W. Foote in One of the world's oldest surviving freethought publications, it moved online-only in It has always taken an unapologetically atheist, anti-religious stance. In Issue 1 (May, ), Foote set out The Freethinker's purpose.

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Rich with such iconic figures as Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Clarence Darrow—as well as once-famous secularists such as Robert Green Ingersoll, "the Great Agnostic"—Freethinkers restores to history generations of dedicated humanists.

It is they, Jacoby shows, who have led the struggle to uphold the. Freethought (or free thought) is an epistemological viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed only on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, revelation, or ing to the Oxford English Dictionary, a freethinker is "a person who forms their own ideas and opinions rather than accepting those of other people, especially.

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