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Post by Availle » September 15th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Flowers of Freethought (Second Series) by George William Foote (1850 - 1915).

A collection of 55 short essays by George William Foote, who founded the magazine "The Freethinker", which is still published. These essays, previously published in "The Freethinker" over more than 10 years, detail his views on religion and Christianity. Foote writes about diverse topics like specific stories from the Bible, the devil, blasphemy and heretics, miracles, the weather, and the view of Christianity on women. What unites these essays is his conviction that atheism is the logical and natural position with respect to religion and gods. - Summary by Availle ( Availle)
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Post by Scarbo » September 15th, 2020, 5:39 pm

May I claim section 7?

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Post by Availle » September 15th, 2020, 5:43 pm

You're in! Thanks for making the first claim! :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 16th, 2020, 11:17 am

Sections 12 & 28 for me, please!
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Post by Availle » September 16th, 2020, 4:53 pm

Thanks for claiming Jo! :D
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Post by TomHersant » September 16th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Greetings,

My, what a tasty menu is presented to us. Might I be so fortunate as to dive into Sections 27, 42 and 55?

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Post by alanmapstone » September 16th, 2020, 11:13 pm

May I read section 41? Big fan of Kit Marlowe :D
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Post by Availle » September 17th, 2020, 2:21 am

4 sections assigned, thank you gentlemen! :D
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Post by AnaNaumoska » September 17th, 2020, 3:34 am

Hello fellow freethinkers!
Glad to be part of the second series too!
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Post by ColleenMc » September 17th, 2020, 8:01 am

Could I do sections 2 and 3?

Thanks!
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Post by Algy Pug » September 17th, 2020, 4:06 pm

May I read Section 21?

Quote for the day:
"slavery itself, considered as such in its essential nature, is not at all contrary to the natural and divine law,"

- Pope Pius IX, 1866

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Post by Availle » September 17th, 2020, 4:18 pm

Two sections for Colleen, one for Algy - thank you! :D

As for your quote, well... that the good book doesn't have anything against slavery should tell you something...

There is a wonderful video on youtube "The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World", a debate from 2009 with Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens on one side and Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe on the other.

At some point the Archbishop tries to defend himself with a "but we should be forgiven because we didn't know" to which the correct answer is "gee, if there were but a book out there that told you how to be a decent human being..." The two were completely outclassed.

If you've got two hours to spare, here you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRcYaAYWg4
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Post by Algy Pug » September 17th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Do we start off by saying 'chapter [number]" or "section [number]"?
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Post by Availle » September 17th, 2020, 4:28 pm

SECTION please! Thanks for catching that, I fixed the first post accordingly.
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Post by TomHersant » September 18th, 2020, 11:19 pm

Greetings,
Here is what may be a first for many of us Free Thinkers: Hell is Happy! Section 27 explains all in a mere 13mm06ss.
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/flowersfreethought2_27_foote_128kb.mp3
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