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Gratis P. Spencer
Birth: Mar., 1825
Vermont, USA
Death: 1908
Vermont, USA

Gratis Spencer was a stonecutter who carved his own epitaph before he died. When it was unveiled, his acquaintances in life were surprised to see this:

Science has never killed or persecuted a single person for doubting or denying its teaching, and most of these teaching have been true; but religion has murdered millions for doubting or denying her dogmas and most of these dogmas have been false.
All stories about gods and devils, of heavens and hells, as they do not conform to nature, and are not apparent to sense, should be rejected without consideration.
Beyond the universe there is nothing and within the universe the supernatural does not and cannot exist.
Of all deceivers who have plagued mankind, none are so deeply ruinous to human happiness as those imposters who pretend to lead by a light above nature.
The lips of the dead are closed forever. There comes no voice from the tomb. Christianity is responsible for having cast the fable of eternal fire over almost every grave.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Annett M. Caswell Spencer (1830 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Annett E. Spencer (1852 - 1862)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lyndon Center Cemetery
Lyndon
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
 
Maintained by: Jen Snoots
Originally Created by: Stuthehistoryguy
Record added: Jun 11, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7563540
Gratis P. Spencer
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