Some religionists are good people but they would be good anyway.
Religion cannot take credit for actions which are just as easily accomplished by freethinkers. Mencken, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Robert Burns, Percy Shelley, Johannes Brahms and many others whom we honor today for their contributions to humanity.
It has been used to justify war, slavery, sexism, racism, mutilations, intolerance, and oppression of minorities.
Settlements which conducted intellectual forums in Latin became known as “Latin Colonies.” Within a few years of the founding of Comfort in 1854, half the Hill Country Freethinker population was living in the area.
Freethinkers valued their new found freedoms of speech, assembly and separation of religion and government.
), parsimonious (is it the simplest explanation, requiring the fewest assumptions?
), and logical (is it free of contradictions or non sequiturs? Arguments based on faith, authority or ad hominem character attacks are unacceptable.