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How come there were no open atheists during Salem witch trials?


ThomasJeffersonn, Yahoo Answers 58 Comments [8/29/2008 10:32:34 PM]
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Submitted By: Lola Flores
WTF?! || meh

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Little Miss

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

Paschal Wagner

"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

Old Viking

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


Umm what?

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

Kris Kringle

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
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