“We would be 1,500 years ahead if it hadn’t been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake.” —-Catherine Fahringer, Interview, San Antonio Express News, Portrait of an Atheist by Craig Phelon, March 24, 1991)



Preposterous. Which of our best minds were burned at the stake by the Church?

Look, I’m a fairly outspoken atheist, but misinformed quotes like this just make atheists look like irrational propagandists and will be quickly challenged by anyone with even a remote understanding of history.

There is a book Closing of Western Mind, forgot the author’s name. In it, he told of closing of schools, suppressing of science since Constantine. Christians looked on science as a pagan thing. Lot of Roan advances were forgotten by time of Dark Ages.