All Blog Posts Tagged 'Ingersoll' (4)

Charles Bradlaugh -19th Century Freethinker and Activist

Charles Bradlaugh (1833 – 1891) was one of Britain (and the 19th century’s) leading atheist and secular voices.  He also practiced law  and tried a hand at politics. Bradlaugh  was, like Robert Ingersol, famous in his time, but is less known now. Below is part of what wrote about him on the Secular Perspectives blog…

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Added by Gary Berg-Cross on July 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Christmas Sermon by Robert Green Ingersoll - 1891

A CHRISTMAS SERMON. 1891

The good part of Christmas is not always Christian -- it is generally Pagan; that is to say, human, natural.

Christianity did not come with tidings of great joy, but with a message of eternal grief. It came with the threat of everlasting torture on its lips. It meant war on earth and perdition hereafter.

It taught some good things -- the beauty of love and kindness in man. But as a torch-bearer, as a bringer of joy, it has been a failure. It has…

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Added by Chris Moran on December 15, 2010 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

"God in the Constitution", by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll

I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
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Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Robert Ingersoll describes my joy of freedom in much better prose

I copied this from Victor J. Stenger's new book, The New Atheist, Taking a Stand for Science and Reason.. The book is terrific. I am giving credit for everything but I also found the apparent entire works of Robert Ingersoll, on line, in toto. If anything ever described how I felt when I gave up magic, except for Buddha the Magician, of course, this is it. I love this quotation. Read the whole thing if you start.



When I became convinced that the Universe is natural-that… Continue

Added by Peter Cordel on October 28, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

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