Flowers of Freethought (First Series)


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A collection of 51 short essays by George William Foote, who in May 1881 founded the magazine "The Freethinker", which is still published (online) today. In the first issue, Foote writes: The Freethinker is an anti-Christian organ, and must therefore be chiefly aggressive. It will wage relentless war against superstition in general, and against Christian superstition in particular.

The essays of this collection were previously published in "The Freethinker" over more than 10 years, and detail Foote's views on religion and Christianity. He writes about as diverse topics as specific stories from the Bible, the devil, blasphemy and heretics, miracles, the weather, and the view of Christianity on women. What unites these essays is Foote's conviction that atheism is the logical and natural position with respect to religion and gods. (Summary by Ava) (8 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Preface 3:58 Read by Availle
Old Nick 15:08 Read by Peter Yearsley
Fire!!! 9:36 Read by Dominique van de Vorle
Sky Pilots 10:03 Read by Mooninya
Devil Dodgers 9:09 Read by Algy Pug
Fighting Spooks 9:02 Read by Tommy Hersant
Damned Sinners 10:36 Read by Matea Bracic
Where is Hell? 6:48 Read by Matea Bracic
Spurgeon and Hell 9:44 Read by Algy Pug
Is Spurgeon in Heaven? 9:26 Read by Algy Pug
God in Japan 7:31 Read by Availle
Stanley on Providence 7:51 Read by Peter Yearsley
Gone to God 12:32 Read by Raistlin
Thank God 7:49 Read by Fame Mendoza
Judgment Day 23:49 Read by Tommy Hersant
Shelley's Atheism 32:11 Read by Tommy Hersant
Long Faces 18:32 Read by Tommy Hersant
Our Father 10:02 Read by Tommy Hersant
Wait Till You Die 7:47 Read by Availle
Dead Theology 30:19 Read by Tommy Hersant
Mr. Gladstone on Devils 9:13 Read by Raistlin
Huxley's Mistake 6:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Gospel of Freethought 21:54 Read by Tommy Hersant
On Ridicule 6:59 Read by NoelVox
Who are the Blasphemers? 6:53 Read by Tommy Hersant
Christianity and Common Sense 6:41 Read by Scarbo
The Lord of Lords 8:24 Read by Scarbo
Consecrating the Colors 8:18 Read by Peter Yearsley
Christmas in Holloway Gaol 8:57 Read by NoelVox
Who Killed Christ? 10:24 Read by Tommy Hersant
Did Jesus Ascend? 7:49 Read by Algy Pug
The Rising Son 7:42 Read by Algy Pug
St. Paul's Veracity 10:59 Read by Algy Pug
No Faith With Heretics 6:00 Read by Algy Pug
The Logic of Persecution 10:21 Read by Availle
Luther and the Devil 13:56 Read by Algy Pug
Bible English 7:17 Read by Rick Ellis
Living by Faith 5:43 Read by Lucas O'Brien
Victor Hugo 5:14 Read by NoelVox
Desecrating a Church 5:55 Read by Scarbo
Walt Whitman 8:05 Read by NoelVox
Tennyson and the Bible 10:55 Read by Chris Pyle
Christ's Old Coat 7:03 Read by Eric W.
Christ's Coat, Number Two 7:26 Read by Peter Yearsley
Scotched, not Slain 9:18 Read by Tommy Hersant
God-Making 8:57 Read by Jennifer Fournier
God and the Weather 7:20 Read by Jennifer Fournier
Miracles 8:55 Read by Jennifer Fournier
A Real Miracle 9:25 Read by Availle
Jesus on Women 12:15 Read by Tommy Hersant
Paul on Women 8:21 Read by AnaNaumoska
Mother's Religion 5:49 Read by Tommy Hersant