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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 03:58 PM

Doubt in the 17th century.

In 1696 a medical student at the University of Edinburgh named Thomas Aikenhead said that theology was " a rhapsody of feigned and Ill-invented nonsense" and that the scriptures were " so stuffed with madness, nonsense, and contradictions, that you admired the stupidity of the world in being so long deluded by them." He also said that Moses, "if ever there was such a man," had, like Jesus, "learned magic in Egypt, but that he was both the better artist and better politician.

He was executed for blasphemy in 1697. He was 20 years old.

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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 04:24 PM

1. If Mike Pence becomes president, I give the US about ten years before it's doing the same thing.

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Fri Dec 21, 2018, 04:55 PM

2. It could be.

When I contemplate the mentality spreading across the US, I swear we are sliding back into the dark ages.

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