On This Day in 1484

One of the many benefits of membership in the ffrf is a daily email from them in the form of a “Freethought of the Day.”  Below is a sample.

On this date in 1484, Pope Innocent VIII’s notorious “Witches Bull” (Bull Summis desiderantes) was issued, officially commencing the witchhunts. Historians estimate that victims put to death as a result ranged from 600,000 to more than 9 million, over the 250 years of the witchhunts.

From Freethought of the Day, compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor

 

If you haven’t checked out this very worthwhile group, you really should.  They are working hard to protect the first amendment of the US Constitution.

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About AnonAtheist

I'm a past middle aged man who woke up a few years ago and realized all religion is nonsense. Why did I come to this decision? Because of my kids. As a good father, I had an obligation to research at least the locally predominant Christian religion before I decided what to tell my children about it. After reading as much of the Bible as I could stand it was obvious. Religion is a load of malarkey. Enjoy my blog!
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