He is one martyr whose name should lead all the rest. He was not a mere religious sectarian who was caught up in the psychology of some mob hysteria. He was a sensitive, imaginative poet, fired with the enthusiasm of a larger vision of a larger universe ... and he fell into the error of heretical belief. For this poets vision he was kept in a dark dungeon for eight years and then taken out to a blazing market place and roasted to death by fire.
It is an incredible story. The "Church" will never outlive him. To learn all about this wonderful almost forgotten man just click on this title and by today's magic of Cyberspace you shall be instantly transported. You will learn why you did not learn about him in your studies of Philosophy. And why only recently he is being looked at again; found to be a man well ahead of his time by his writings. Bruno's Bulletin is named after the heroic freethinker Filippo Giordano Bruno who was burned alive by the Roman Catholic Church, Yes, you read right, By The Roman Catholic Church on February 17, 1600 for refusing to play along with their dogmatic ignorance of Nature and reality. He is an example to all Deists and freethinkers of courage and integrity in the face of Christian ignorance and brutality and is a reminder of what happens when the "revealed" religions go unchecked. All three of the Abrahamic "revealed" religions are intended to rule over people and to control them. Deuteronomy 17:15 has God telling the Hebrews that He will decide who shall be king. In reality, of course, the priests and clergy decide who will be king, not God. To prove this point all we need to do is go up a few verses to Deuteronomy 17:12-13 where the priests wrote that God said, "And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously." The other Abrahamic "revealed" religion, Islam, is not any better than Christianity and Judaism. On the Islamic site islam101 we read, "Western democracy is a kind of absolute authority which exercises its powers in a free and uncontrolled manner, whereas Islamic democracy is subservient to the Divine Law and exercises its authority in accordance with the injunctions of Allah and within the limits prescribed by Him." In other words, the clergy rule for they are the ones who decide the meaning of "Divine Law." and interpret "the injunctions from Allah." This is evident when we see the violence engulfing Iran and that the grand poobah-mullah-ayatollah has the last word about the election.
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