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From the Lansing State Journal newspaper (Lansing, Michigan) of February 23, 1933. HITLER AIMS BLOW AT ‘GODLESS’ MOVE Chancellor’s Forces Seek the Catholic Support for Latest Campaign BERLIN, Feb. 23 (AP)–A campaign against the “godless movement” and an appeal for Catholic support were launched Wednesday by Chancellor Adolf Hitler’s forces. They struck at two […]
A Controversy Consisting of Papers By: Henry Wace, D.D.; Prof. Thomas H. Huxley; The Bishop of Peterborough; W. H. Mallock; and Mrs. Humphry Ward. NEW YORK D. APPLETON AND COMPANY 1889 The undisputed interest taken in the recent controversy between the Rev. Dr. Henry Wace, Principal of King’s College, London, and Prof. Huxley, over the […]
(1879) Robert Green Ingersoll Cincinnati, Ohio, September 14, 1879 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Allow me to say that the cause nearest my heart, and to which I am willing to devote the remainder of my life, is the absolute, the absolute, enfranchisement of the human mind. I believe that the family is the unit of good […]
[NOTE: This essay appeared in New York, 1818, with an anonymous preface of which I quote the opening paragraph: “This tract is a chapter belonging to the Third Part of the “Age of Reason,” as will be seen by the references made in it to preceding articles, as forming part of the same work. It […]
I. AN ANSWER TO A FRIEND PARIS, May 12, 1797 IN your letter of the 20th of March, you give me several quotations from the Bible, which you call the ‘word of God,’ to shew me that my opinions on religion are wrong, and I could give you as many, from the same book to […]
1759 CANDIDE by Voltaire CHAPTER 1 How Candide Was Brought Up in a Magnificent Castle and How He Was Driven Thence In the country of Westphalia, in the castle of the most noble Baron of Thunder-ten-tronckh, lived a youth whom Nature had endowed with a most sweet disposition. His face was the true index of […]