Saturday, April 21, 2007

Samuel Rutherford, an Historical Disgrace:

From the man who wrote "Lex Rex":

"It was justice, not cruelty, yea mercy to the Church of God, to take away the life of Servetus, who used such spirituall and diabolick cruelty to many thousand soules, whom he did pervert, and by his Booke, does yet lead into perdition."—Samuel Rutherfurd, A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience. (1649).

Shame on Samuel Rutherford and shame on those revisionist historians who try to credit him with Locke's ideas or otherwise assert that he influenced our Founding.

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