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How come there were no open atheists during Salem witch trials?
[8/29/2008 10:32:34 PM]
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Submitted By: Lola Flores
Why are you such an idiot?
8/29/2008 10:33:42 PM
How do you know?
8/29/2008 10:37:05 PM
For the same reason many of you would either be atheists or dead Christians if we had been the ones torturing you...
8/29/2008 10:40:33 PM
How about because they didn't want to be tortured then murdered by ignorant fanatics?
8/29/2008 10:43:28 PM
would somebody like a hug?
8/29/2008 10:47:02 PM
Atheists are generally too intelligent to ask to be killed.
Instead, they belong to the "yeah, whatever" church. I know, it's insincere, but WTF is a dude to do?
8/29/2008 10:48:25 PM
So they wouldn't get tortured and killed by people like you.
8/29/2008 10:49:04 PM
Reason? Execution w/o a proper trial.
8/29/2008 10:51:58 PM
For the same reason as there aren't fundamentalist Christians in Iran, dickhead.
8/29/2008 10:53:33 PM
My favorite answer on the page:
"Maybe for the same reason why there are no open Barry Mannilow fans in the mosh pits at Slayer concerts."
8/29/2008 10:55:09 PM
"We used to kill people who we thought disagreed with us. Why didn't you want us to kill you, too?"
8/29/2008 10:58:14 PM
Because they would have been killed?
8/29/2008 11:00:42 PM
Inhospitable environment. Why do you ask?
8/29/2008 11:02:13 PM
Gee...THAT's a tough one...
8/29/2008 11:11:58 PM
8/29/2008 11:12:43 PM
Because they would kill them for the mere fact of being Atheists?. That's the disadvantage of being a religious zealot.
8/29/2008 11:18:48 PM
Because Dr. Venkman said it best.
"When someone asks if you're a god, you say "YES"!
8/29/2008 11:20:13 PM
Because the puritan Christian killers were in charge.
Are you always so stupid?
8/29/2008 11:39:27 PM
"How come there were no open atheists during Salem witch trials?"
Boy, now that there is a conundrum if I ever saw one. I'll have to go chew on that for a while.
8/29/2008 11:46:19 PM
The stupid! It burns!
8/29/2008 11:48:19 PM
If someone asked me this in real life, I'd probably be spending a good half-hour drumming my fingers on the table and staring.
8/29/2008 11:49:18 PM
you sir are no Thomas Jefferson.
8/29/2008 11:53:12 PM
Because the atheists were probably smart enough to leave town as the wave of religious idiocy rose.
8/30/2008 12:10:11 AM
There were open atheists during the Salem witch trials...however, the atheist all knew Kung Fu and nobody fucked with them.
8/30/2008 12:18:54 AM
Q: Why did those witch trials stop?
A: Because the wife of the Massachusetts governor, Lady Mary Phips, was accused of witchcraft. Up until that point, Governor William Phips was such a devout christian that he was content to let the tortures and murders continue in the name of a loving and merciful god but, once his wife was accused, he decided enough was enough and brought it all to a close.
8/30/2008 12:47:22 AM