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  •  Some early Christian martyrs (1+ / 0-)
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    ..were burned by the Romans, allegedly. And Protestant Christians got in on the burning act too.

    Cogito, ergo Democrata.

    by Ahianne on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 04:47:22 PM PST

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    •  Nero used a few Christians for outdoor lighting. (1+ / 0-)
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      Then again, that was definitely not approved behavior and was cited as one of his bad character traits after he fell.

      You could get burned for other things than witchcraft, too. In England, burning was the punishment for what was referred to as petty treason: an apprentice attacking his master, or a wife her husband.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 06:02:02 PM PST

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    •  Even in imperial Rome that was beyond the pale (1+ / 0-)
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      One of many reasons Nero was infamous, even in his own time.

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