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The Catholic Church’s Persecution of the Waldenses

In 1211, more than eighty Waldenses were burned for heresy. This was the beginning of centuries of persecution.

2000 Years of Disbelief: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 – 1902)

The struggle for women's rights in America was launched largely by one brilliant, determined activist who waged the battle for a half century.

Catholic Croatia’s Atrocities during WWII

Catholic fascists massacred 487,000 Orthodox Serbs and 27,000 Gypsies between 1941 and 1945 in the independent State of Croatia.

Some examples of Christian Persecution of Philosophers

As soon as they had the power to do so, Christians destroyed books of philosophy. This is why so little pagan philosophy has survived.

The Inquisition and the Knights Templar

Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney were roasted alive, slowly, over a smokeless fire. Pope Clement V knew they were innocent.

Christianity and the Nazis

Whenever one questions the role of Christianity during WWII, Christians will quickly respond by providing examples of heroic Catholics or Protestants.

The Conversion of Europe

The conversion of Europe is conditioned in modern thought by Christian stereotypes, spread by Christians in the intervening periods.

How the Church Affected the Development of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

That medical cures could be effected only by supernatural means, such as holy relics and penance, was still accepted by the faithful.

The Basis of Fascism

For Mussolini, Fascism was the utter rejection of the French revolution, the explosion of the Enlightenment in to feudal Europe.

Is Population Growth a Ponzi Scheme?

Ponzi demography is essentially a pyramid scheme that makes more money for some by adding on more and more people through population growth.