Monday, February 5, 2018

Fact of the Day: Heaven Hatuey

Hatuey was a chieftain from Hispaniola who fled to Cuba from the Spaniards who wanted to conquer the island. Sadly for him, he was defeated, captured, and tied to a stake. Before he was burned alive, a priest asked him if he wanted to accept Jesus and go to heaven. Hatuey asked if the Spanish would be in heaven, and the priest told him that they would since they were Christians. Hatuey said he'd prefer to go to hell, as he did not wish to see such cruel people in the afterlife. 

14 comments:

#fatfreefloozy said...

Definitely got in the last word!!!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Right answer.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure makes you think about religion and all the nutballs

NanaDiana said...

Wow!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Poor bugger.

Martha said...

How awful.

Kirk said...

Great answer!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Good for Hatuey!

Jenn said...

Mic drop....if they had mics and he wasn't tied up.

Bob Bushell said...

Ha ha, a good sign.

Sandi said...

That’s horrible. I hope it’s a myth. :/

Christine said...

Good point

Huggybear said...

Amusing.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

Burning someone alive is horrific. I'm with Hatuey on this one!