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New Meetup: Our Movement Has Failed Before - Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Great Agnostic"

From: Kathleen
Sent on: Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:48 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Rationalist Society of Saint Louis!

What: Our Movement Has Failed Before - Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Great Agnostic"

When: Saturday, January 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Robert G. Ingersoll is an almost forgotten figure in the freethought movement, even though he was incredibly popular in the 1800?s in the U.S. This is part of the history of freethought, so show up and learn more, while sharing good snacks. We don?t have the library this Saturday, and we will need an internet connection, so I hope it?s ok to meet at my house.

We?ve all heard Ingersoll mentioned, but how much do you know about him? We?ll hear a reading of one of his favorite speeches and marvel at the fact that he wasn?t just killed outright for his blasphemy, lo those many decades ago. Freethought (atheism/agnosticism) has flowered in the U.S. before, and been trampled to death by the ?Great Awakening?, a Christian revival movement which occurred in the late 1800?s, and was WAY too successful. Might history repeat itself??

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