INTERNATIONAL Darwin Day is held annually to "inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It's a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being." From this week's 'Freethinker Magazine'.
Great idea! I wonder if the Freethinker Magazine mentioned above is that of the Science and Rationalists' Association of India. Its Freethinker Magazine published a disproof of the Biblical god that I wrote entitled The Biblical God Concept - Nullified.
is the oldest of freethinking journals.
Here's something from its 'about' page. There's plenty more--all free on line.
In issue 1 of the Freethinker (May, 1881) Foote wrote:
The Freethinker is an anti-Christian organ, and must therefore be chiefly aggressive. It will wage relentless war against Superstition in general, and against Christian Superstition in particular. It will do its best to employ the resources of Science, Scholarship, Philosophy and Ethics against the claims of the Bible as a Divine Revelation; and it will not scruple to employ for the same purpose any weapons of ridicule or sarcasm that may be borrowed from the armoury of Common Sense.
Ever since, the Freethinker has remained faithful to Foote’s founding principles, and has never wavered in its opposition to religion.
Although the world today is a very different place to that inhabited by G W Foote, one thing has not changed: religion is still casting its baleful shadow over the lives of people all over the world, as the events of September 11, 2001, and subsequent religiously-motivated atrocities around the world, so graphically demonstrate.
Although Christianity had always been the main target for the magazine’s scathing barbs, Islam and other fast-spreading religions in the UK have also come into the firing line, and their lunacies exposed. . . .