Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cleaning up after religious fuckwits at their finest hour

I found this article about a campaign in Britain to grant pardons to hundreds of people who were executed for alleged witchcraft from the 16th to 18th centuries. According to the campaigners, about 400 people were executed in England, and 4,000 or so in Scotland. I was pretty astounded by those numbers, I had no idea it could be so high. Those poor people, killed because of a mob belief in something that doesn't even exist!

If you're interested in signing the petition, click here.

This is a very good example of just how dangerous religion is, and why we must never allow religious freaks the power that they so desire. There are still a lot of believers out there who demand a theocratic government in which non-believers would be killed or 're-educated'. In fact, it still goes on in some parts of the world in which religion runs wild. There is no fundamental reason to believe that it would not return to any modern, Western country if a theocratic government were to take hold of power.

It also worries me a bit that people have been arriving at my page after entering the terms 'kill atheists' into search engines. Isn't StatCounter great?

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