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Is this what British politics have become?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”.

This expression that lies at the very core of any democratic system has been mistakenly attributed to Voltaire. 535 more words


The Gift of Heresy

A few weeks ago this article by Richard Albert Mohler, Jr., theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, made the rounds in fundamentalist circles on the internet through his personal website and social media shares. 1,804 more words

Voltaire and the Jacobites

Voltaire had long-running and complicated relationships with the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the Catholic dynasty which was overthrown and replaced by the Protestant William of Orange in 1688… 889 more words


Time, A Mystery of Faith

The book was written by Voltaire, and his character named Zadig, got it in one scope.


Excerpt from Zadig, Book of Faith (Voltaire)

“What, of all things in the world, 132 more words


Historical Inevitability

The idea that history is cyclical has been put forth by many historians, philosophers, and fiction writers, but one Italian philosopher, named Giovanni Battista Vico (1668-1744), wrote that a fall is an historical inevitability. 1,363 more words


The Ides of March

What is the ides, anyway? Nothing more than the Roman concept of a date near the middle of a month. For some months, such as March, the ides falls on the 15th; in other months it comes on the 18th. 367 more words

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