Quote of the day
“He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect of Church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Thomas Aikenhead (c.1676-1697), a young University of Edinburgh student who allegedly railed against the Holy Trinity and stated that the doctrines of Christian theology were “a rapsodie of faigned and ill-invented nonsense” was judicially hanged for his offence on January 8, 1697. His execution, which raised considerable concern, was the last execution for blasphemy in Britain.