Robert G. Ingersoll Quotes

In 1776 our fathers endeavored to retire the gods from politics …. It was a notice to all churches and priests that thereafter mankind would govern and protect themselves. Politically … it appealed from the Providence of God to the Providence of Man.

 
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Ingersoll was considered to be the greatest orator and political thinker of his day, but his overt atheistic views curtailed his elected political career.
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Robert Green Ingersoll, 1833-1899, Attorney General of Illinois (Republican), Quoted in The Washington Post, September 11, 2005

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Robert G. Ingersoll
Robert G. Ingersoll
  • Born: August 11, 1833
  • Died: July 21, 1899
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Lawyer

Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism. He was nicknamed "The Great Agnostic". Ingersoll was considered to be the greatest orator and political thinker of his day, but his overt atheistic views curtailed his elected political career.

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