Robert Ingersoll, was an agnostic of the 1800s. He was probably the greatest American Orator of that time. Does his message resonate today? An interesting discussion on On Point Radio with two guests:
Nearly a third of Americans under 30 now say they have no religious affiliation. They might want to read the works of Robert Green Ingersoll.
He’s not as famous as Americans Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine in enshrining no religion. But in the late 19th century, the country knew him well as The Great Agnostic – the free-thinking unbeliever who championed the secular face of America’s founding.
A new biography brings him back at an interesting moment.