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    Atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair

    Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist activist; a founder of the American Atheists and its president from 1963 to 1986. She created the first issues of American Atheist Magazine. She is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.

    O'Hair filed a lawsuit with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in regard to the Apollo 8 Genesis reading. The case was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court for lack of jurisdiction. The effects of the suit were varied: although NASA asked Buzz Aldrin to refrain from quoting the Bible in the Apollo 11 mission, he was allowed to conduct the first Communion service in space.

    She filed several lawsuits on issues over which she felt that the United States Constitution was violated by a collusion of church and state. One was against the city of Baltimore, demanding that it assess and collect taxes on property owned by the Catholic Church.

    O'Hair founded an atheist radio program in which she criticized religion and theism, and a television show she hosted, American Atheist Forum, was carried on more than 140 cable television systems.

    Her son William J. Murray became a Christian in 1980. Learning of this, she commented: "One could call this a postnatal abortion on the part of a mother, I guess; I repudiate him entirely and completely for now and all times ... he is beyond human forgiveness."

    O'Hair remained a polarizing figure into the 1980s. She served as "chief speechwriter" for Larry Flynt's 1984 presidential campaign, and continued to be a regular talk show guest. Jon Murray succeeded her as leader of the American Atheists; he was not liked by many in the organization, and various chapters seceded from the main group. In 1991, the remaining local/state chapters were dissolved.

    In 1995 she was kidnapped, murdered and mutilated along with her son Jon Murray and granddaughter Robin Murray O'Hair, by the former American Atheist office manager David Roland Waters.
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    08 Feb '14 23:53
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair

    Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist activist; a founder of the American Atheists and its president from 1963 to 1986. She created the first issues of American Atheist Magazine. She is best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling endi ...[text shortened]... daughter Robin Murray O'Hair, by the former American Atheist office manager David Roland Waters.
    and?
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    08 Feb '14 23:541 edit
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    and?
    I guess the gist is every atheist murders someone.
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    09 Feb '14 00:42
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I guess the gist is every atheist murders someone.
    ahh, yes the murdering. we do love a good murder.
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    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    and?
    The title of the tread is "Atheists" and the idea is to add other atheists. Do you have a favorite famous atheist to add? Not someone like sonhouse.
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    09 Feb '14 00:58
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    The title of the tread is "Atheists" and the idea is to add other atheists. Do you have a favorite atheist to add?
    my wife, she's awesome.
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    09 Feb '14 01:00
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    my wife, she's awesome.
    Is your wife famous? Give a little biography if so.
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    09 Feb '14 01:04
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Is your wife famous? Give a little biography if so.
    do atheists need to be famous? she's hot, does that make atheists hot?
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    09 Feb '14 01:351 edit
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    do atheists need to be famous? she's hot, does that make atheists hot?
    Well they could be infamous.

    No, I would not say one atheist being hot makes them all hot.

    However, if you want to give a little biography, I will read it anyway.
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    09 Feb '14 02:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Well they could be infamous.

    No, I would not say one atheist being hot makes them all hot.

    However, if you want to give a little biography, I will read it anyway.
    okay.

    she was born in 1978, some stuff happened. then she met me (1996) at some point in-between she became an atheist.


    does this help paint a picture of atheists for you?
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    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    okay.

    she was born in 1978, some stuff happened. then she met me (1996) at some point in-between she became an atheist.


    does this help paint a picture of atheists for you?
    She seems to have been a very unlucky woman.
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    09 Feb '14 03:251 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    She seems to have been a very unlucky woman.
    I have the distinct feeling she would disagree with you, vociferously.
    Try Tabitha Marshall, she could give you an earful also.
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    09 Feb '14 03:261 edit
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    She seems to have been a very unlucky woman.
    not really, she's extremely intelligent, very beautiful, a kind and generous person and has two children and a husband that love her very much.

    sounds like a lucky lady to me.


    does this help you with your mission to represent atheists????
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    09 Feb '14 03:49
    Originally posted by stellspalfie
    not really, she's extremely intelligent, very beautiful, a kind and generous person and has two children and a husband that love her very much.

    sounds like a lucky lady to me.


    does this help you with your mission to represent atheists????
    Nope
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    09 Feb '14 04:10
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Nope
    what would?
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