Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Abner Kneeland

Abner Kneeland was the last man in America to be convicted for blasphemy. He was raised a Baptist, but later converted to Universalism. His views later drifted away from the Universalist Church and his religious ideas later got him in trouble with the state government of Massachusetts back in the early 19th century.  

18 comments:

  1. I'm glad America finally allowed more free and rational thinking.

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  2. Unbelievable, good that times have changed.

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  3. What an unfortunate way to go.

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    1. it rarely happened in his day, but the anti-Federalists in the 18 and 19th centuries in many states made it possible to make small laws to side-step the freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

      Thank a supreme court for granting us more rights than congress or a state house.

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  5. Hello, Adam. I just discovered your blog and I'm now following along via Bloglovin. Looking forward to visiting often.

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  6. I have never heard about Universalist church. Kisses:)

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  7. Universalit church? Mmmm, I would be happy to read more about or
    if you don't mind iluminate us in a new post :D ^_^

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  8. Wow, everyone would be locked up now a days

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  9. Very interesting post :) have a nice week

    Erz

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  10. Very interesting post. I would like to learn more of this man.

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  11. No freedom or with freedom of speech can cause one to sin.

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  12. I can't imagine not being able to express my opinion for free of getting jail time. So glad the times have changed!

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  13. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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