Galileo could proclaim atheism and live in 1500s. He was prosecuted for simply publishing scientific fact. His radical view that the earth was heliocentric, revolving around the sun, was heretical enough to be brought to trial and forced to recant to retain his freedom. The Catholic Church found the questioning of their doctrine and belief intolerable.
A bit of skepticism and doubt provides health for the soul or mind, whatever your beliefs. I fear anyone who holds to a supposed truth so closely that he or she fears questioning. Fear will never be solid ground for faith. If the belief is valid, then it can withstand the probing. I find revolutionaries who question with skepticism, in the face of hatred and scorn, heroic.
What do you think?
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