A Free Thought by a Free Mind

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Alpine Lake, Marin Watershed, Christmas Day 2015

“The canon law, the Scriptures, the creeds and codes and church discipline of the leading religions bear the impress of fallible [human beings], and not of our ideal great first cause, ‘the Spirit of all Good,’ that set the universe of matter and mind in motion, and by immutable law holds the land, the sea, the planets, revolving round the great centre of light and heat, each in its own elliptic, with millions of stars in harmony all singing together, the glory of creation forever and ever.”

~Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Woman’s Bible (1895)

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“Infidel Friends”-Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I’ll be teaching a class in a few weeks on the Freethought Tradition.  Stanton’s radical freethinking is an inspiring thread.  A strong representative voice for the creative force she called “the Spirit of Good.”

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