Robert Patterson

On this date in 1934, Robert Patterson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended church with a neighbor until the age of 17, when he began to question the existence of a god. He has rejected religion ever since. A successful businessman, his accomplishments include the development of a police radar gun, which is also the most easily-serviced gun used. He is an avid aviator and the owner of several airplanes. He didn't discover the joy of parrots until later in life and is the proud owner of two blue and gold macaws. He is a longtime member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and treasurer of the Kansas City Community of Reason. (Today's entry is a birthday surprise arranged by Mary Slusarski, Alaska.)

“Talking to god is crazy.
Hearing god is schizophrenia.
Acting on it is insanity.”

—-Robert Patterson

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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