Biography of Famous Agnostic Robert G. Ingersoll

About the famous American agnostic Robert G. Ingersoll, history and information about the beliefs of the lawyer and lecturer.

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL (1833-1899)

His Person: Prominent American lawyer and lecturer who spoke out on religion, politics, and education. Friend of Andrew Carnegie, Walt Whitman, Mark Twain. Attorney general of Ilinois. Inspired by Thomas Paine's fight for political and religious freedom. Colonel in Civil War. Lectures include: "The Gods," "The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child," "What We Must Do to Be Saved."

His Belief: "I feel as though I could exist without God just as well as he could exist without me. And I also feel that if there must be an orthodox God in heaven I am in favor of electing him ourselves."

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