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From FFRF

“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)

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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.