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…Continue
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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…Continue