John E. Remsburg

On this day in 1848, John E. Remsburg was born in Ohio. He became a freethought lecturer and writer, settling in Kansas. His many books include Life of Thomas Paine (1880), False Claims (1883), Was Lincoln a Christian (1893), Was Washington a Christian (1899) and Six Historic Americans (1906). D. 1919.

“The name of Christ has caused more persecutions, wars, and miseries than any other name has caused. The darkest wrongs are still inspired by it.”

—John E. Remsburg, Preface, The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidences of His Existence (1909)

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

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