The New York Freethinkers Association played a significant role in the Golden Age of Freethought , which lasted from the end of the American Civil War to about the turn of the twentieth century. Despite its name, the New York Freethinkers Association was an organization of national scope, and its periodic conventions attracted many of the most prominent figures in freethought and related reform movements. Among them were C. Embracing Diverse Subgroups. The Association appealed to a wide range of religious dissenters, from Materialists—who rejected any role for "spirit" and sought to live without religion—to advocates of a new Religion of Humanity free of supernaturalism to enthusiasts of Buddhism and other Eastern traditions.
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More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" The New York Times At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world founded not on the authority of religion but on the bedrock of human reason. In impassioned, elegant prose, celebrated author Susan Jacoby paints a striking portrait of more than two hundred years of secularist activism, beginning with the fierce debate over the omission of God from the Constitution. Moving from nineteenth-century abolitionism and suffragism through the twentieth century's civil liberties, civil rights, and feminist movements, Freethinkers illuminates the neglected accomplishments of secularists who, allied with liberal and tolerant religious believers, have stood at the forefront of the battle for reforms opposed by reactionary forces in the past and today.
These days there are dating sites tailored to various faith traditions and interests. So, considering the fact that specific faith groups have very tailored websites to go and meet others who share their worldview, one wonders -- what platforms do atheists have? It turns out, there are a number of dating web sites geared toward assisting non-believers in finding others who share their refusal to accept the existence of a higher power. Take, for instance, " Atheist Passions ," a web site that proudly proclaims, "You have a better chance of finding Waldo on this site than you do of finding God!