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John Mackinnon Robertson (14 November 1856 - 5 January 1933) was a prolific journalist, advocate of rationalism and secularism, and Liberal MP for Tyneside from 1906 to 1918. November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rationalism, also known as the rationalist movement, is a philosophical doctrine that asserts that the truth can best be discovered by reason and factual analysis, rather than faith, dogma or religious teaching. ... // Secular movements In political terms Secularism is a movement toward the separation of church and state as opposed to Theocracy which would be a movement toward the joinder of church and state. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Tyneside is a conurbation in northern England, covering part of the area of Tyne and Wear. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Robertson was born on the Isle of Arran and left school at the age of thirteen to become a clerk and then a journalist. In 1878 he became a follower of secularist leader Charles Bradlaugh and became active in the secularist cause in Edinburgh, before moving to London to become assistant editor of Bradlaugh's 'paper National Reformer, subsequently taking over as editor on Bradlaugh's death in 1891. The National Reformer finally closed in 1893. Robertson was also an appointed lecturer for the freethinking South Place Ethical Society from 1899 until the 1920s. Arran shown within Argyll The Isle of Arran (Scots Gaelic: Eilean Arainn) is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde (430 km2). ... Charles Bradlaugh (26 September 1833 _ 30 January 1891) was a political activist and one of the most famous English atheists of the 19th century. ... // Secular movements In political terms Secularism is a movement toward the separation of church and state as opposed to Theocracy which would be a movement toward the joinder of church and state. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that Freethinking be merged into this article or section. ... South Place Ethical Society is thought to be the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world, and is the only remaining Ethical Society in the United Kingdom. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Robertson's political radicalism developed in the 1880s and 1890s, and he first stood for Parliament in 1895, failing to win Bradlaugh's old seat in Northampton as an independent radical liberal. Insert non-formatted text hereInsert non-formatted text here:This article is about the legislative institution. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England upon the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire. ...


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Robertson's most distinctive thesis is that the Gospel story of the Last Supper, the Agony, the Betrayal, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection was a mystery play which came to be accepted as an account of real happenings.
Robertson's mind was so loaded with obscure knowledge that the sheer weight of erudition is sometimes in danger of defeating its object except for those whose scholarship is as profound—and they are few.
John Mackinnon Robertson was born in the Isle of Arran on November 14, 1856 and died in 1933.
Family Tree of John MacKinnon, the Weaver (743 words)
This family tree information is derived from family knowledge and The Genealogy of John MacKinnon, the Weaver, a manuscript written circa 1979 by Hughina MacKinnon (Mrs.
Below is John McKinnon, son of (Alexander McKinnon and Mary Robertson) and Annie McGillivary, daughter of Duncan McGillivary and Maggie McDonald), married 1905 June 09 in West Hawkesbury, according to Marriage Registration records in the Ontario Archives.
The original photograph (current location unknown) was in an aged MacKinnon nephew's house in Lochiel and was copied over twenty years ago and kindly shared via the wonders of e-mail.
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