On Canadian Atheist: Chevalier de la Barre Day

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Most Canadians will be celebrating Canada on June 1st, but I will not. I will be raising a toast to the Chevalier de la Barre, a 19 year-old Frenchman who was legally tortured, beheaded, and burned in 1766, for failing to take his hat off for a religious procession. Remembering this 250 year-old tragedy becomes an imperative when you realize that Canada – today – still has a blasphemy law. For more details, check out the post on Canadian Atheist.

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