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2014-07-11
July 11: Excommunication

The Papacy abused excommunication freely and frequently for political advantage – so much so that a bishop would excommunicate a thief who stole his property!

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2011-05-10
May 10: Religion and Censorship

"The fatwa by Imam Khomeini in regards to the apostate Salman Rushdie will be in effect forever."

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2011-04-16
April 16: Anatole France

France once said, "Of all the sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest," and "Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin."

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2011-04-09
April 9: François Rabelais

Even the “Catholic Encyclopedia” can claim only that "his religion is scarcely more than that of a spiritually-minded pagan."

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2011-02-19
February 19: Nicolaus Copernicus

For sure, it was "just a theory," as creationists like to dismiss the theory of evolution, even though this Copernican theory was as unassailable as science as heliocentricity was dangerous to theology.

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