One of my role models

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“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself” — Robert Green Ingersoll

Among other things he spent some of his time trying to restore Thomas Paine’s reputation after a large gaggle of prominent 19th-century Christian ministers cursed and sullied Paine for what he wrote in Age of Reason. Paine said what he believed and Christianity’s hurt feelings made him a pariah. Paine died a pauper.