Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Included is the complete short film "Godless in America", the extraordinary life story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, told without the usual Christian twist of hate.
The MP3s before the film at the foot of the page and other clips are historic recordings of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, "Consider The Atheist" and "Why I am an Atheist", both fascinating to listen to.
Other pages of interest to you may be, Madalyn's Playboy Interview
Madalyn Murray O'Hair's lecture of fundamentalism.
A strong and brave woman who attracted huge audiences and was the first guest on the Donahue show, you can see that show from 1970 directly below.
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Madalyn Murray O'Hair Donahue Show.
My personal favorite quote of Madalyn Murray O'Hair's is:
An atheist believes that a hospital
should be built instead of a church.
An atheist believes that deed must
be done instead of prayer said.
An atheist strives for involvement in life
and not escape into death.
He wants disease conquered,
poverty vanished, war eliminated.
Many are quick to point out how atheist means no more than lacking a belief in god(s), which technically is true, but Madalyn Murray O'Hair was defining atheist because it was on this basis she fought to have prayer recitation and bible reading removed from public schools back in 1963.
As a group we have an agenda and a cohesion beyond just lacking a belief in god in the traditional sense, and for me Madalyn Murray O'Hair sums up above perfectly what we as a group stand for.
Arguably she was the original anti-theist, this is made clear with the next quote by the lady, describing the treatment her family and self endured from the Christians during and after the Supreme Court Battle. An action which saw Madalyn dubbed "America's Most hated Woman"
"I'm no longer an atheist who says you believe your way and I'll believe mine. For we have come to see the full and true face of religion in these three years, emotional and psychological reprisals were taken against us, physical assaults were made against us, economic sanctions were taken against us, the order for instance to fire me was issued just twenty four hours after I filed the appeal in the US supreme court and no one will ever convince me that it was sheer coincidence I lost my job then, and in the circumstances that occurred.
We have found that religion is a vicious hate ridden thing, that it is perhaps the most evil thing in America today when it is rawly and openly exposed to the persons who fight it. We carried our battle above board legally and the religionists carried on their battle in a dirty underhanded warfare. I am proud to be an atheist now, a fighting atheist, a militant atheist." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
Godless in America - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Godless in America Madalyn Murray O'Hair. The remarkable story of the woman dubbed "The Atheist" and "America's Most Hated Woman" murdered by one of her own, chopped into six pieces and chucked in a shallow grave.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair was the woman to have prayer and bible recitation removed from public less
Madalyn Murray O'Hair was an antitheist (militant atheist)
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