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Post by Availle » July 11th, 2020, 5:37 pm

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

A collection of 51 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. ( Availle)
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Post by TalkingTony » July 12th, 2020, 3:50 pm

Hey, can I volunteer for section 1? Foote's activism was important to me, I'd love to read his works for this project!

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Post by Availle » July 12th, 2020, 3:54 pm

Of course you can, have fun! :D
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Post by EltonTheSnowman » July 14th, 2020, 4:58 am

Hi, I'd like to claim sections 6 and 7. :)
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Post by Availle » July 14th, 2020, 5:56 am

All yours, thank you! :D

Let's move over to the "Short Works" forum too.
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Post by AnaNaumoska » July 14th, 2020, 7:06 am

:clap:

I'd like 50, please!
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Post by AnaNaumoska » July 14th, 2020, 7:12 am

Or actually, if you're in need of a DPL, I'd love to! :lol:
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Post by Scarbo » July 14th, 2020, 1:58 pm

May I read section 25?

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Post by Availle » July 14th, 2020, 4:32 pm

Scarbo is in for 25, and Ana for 50. Thank you!

And Ana, thank you for taking on the responsibility of DPL - have fun! :D
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It's not difficult, you can take the test at the bottom if you like.

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Post by AnaNaumoska » July 14th, 2020, 11:35 pm

Awesome! Thank you😊
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 15th, 2020, 1:50 pm

Hi Ava,

May I please have 21 - Huxley's Mistake? Thanks
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Post by NoelVox » July 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Hi Ava,

Could I please have Section 40 - Walt Whitman.

Thanks!

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Post by Availle » July 15th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Thanks for claiming jo! I wonder what Darwin's Bulldog got wrong... :D

Hi NoelVox, welcome to LV and to this project!
I see that you have got an OK on your test, so you're ready to go, so section 40 is all yours.
What I would need to fully sign you up is a catalog name. This can be your forum name, your real name, anything really. If you are planning on saying a name in your recording, this would be a wise decision for your catalog name so that your fans can find you. Just let me know.

Have fun on here! :D
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Post by NoelVox » July 16th, 2020, 10:02 am

Hello -

I've uploaded Section 40 here: https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/flowersfreethought1_40_foote_128kb.mp3

Length: 8min 5s

Enjoyed reading this and it looks like a great book! Look forward to any feedback.

Thanks

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Post by NoelVox » July 16th, 2020, 10:11 am

Hi Ava-

If all is well with the previous file, I would also like to take Section 38, Victor Hugo.

Thanks!

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