Freethinkers and Labor

In a special Labor Day post, vorjack wrote today about the ways that leading American freethinkers like Thomas Paine, Robert Owen, Frances Wright, and Robert G. Ingersoll all mixed up their concern for free thinking with their concern for labor rights. Go check it out.

(This was of course before official proclamations went through the land that skeptics of religion were not allowed to believe or stand for anything, or to commingle their criticism of religion’s falsity with political activism, lest the purity of words like “atheism” and “freethought” be sullied by associations with moral or political commitments.)

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