Daily Archives: January 7, 2016

January 7 in freethought history…

January 7, 1697 – Thomas Aitkenhead, a 20-year-old Scottish medical student, becomes the last person executed for blasphemy in Britain. Convicted of calling religion a “rhapsody of ill-invented nonsense,” labeling Christ a magician and an impostor, and accusing the Holy Scriptures of … Continue reading

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