Mudcat Café message #3501280 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150190   Message #3501280
Posted By: Howard Jones
10-Apr-13 - 03:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: Atheists
Subject: RE: BS: Atheists
My home town has a monument to mark the spot where in the 16th century a 15-year old boy was tied to a tree and burnt to death for the crime of reading the bible in English. This was far from being an isolated incident during the Reformation. The school I went to was founded some years later by the man responsible out of remorse - or perhaps because with a change from a Catholic to a Protestant monarch he felt it expedient to move with the times.

Now this was a long time ago. However Christianity claims 2000 years of heritage, so you can't just wipe away the last 1950 or so years and say they are no longer relevant. Equally horrific things are happening today all round the world in the name of religion.