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‘The Scream’ by Edward Munch (This image is in the public domain.)St Odo of Cluny (10th century)
Roman Catholic saint

To embrace a woman is to embrace a sack of manure.
-- St Odo of Cluny, from Joan Smith, Misogynies, quoted from Ciaran Hanway, Omnipurpose Page

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‘The Scream’ by Edward Munch (This image is in the public domain.)Marvin Olasky
Advisor to George W Bush; author of Compassionate Conservatism; inventor of the 'Jesus Monster Stories' bedtime tales

Marvin Olasky[The disestablishment of religion] may not have been such a good idea.
-- Marvin Olasky, quoted in AANEWS #864, January 2, 2001, distributed by American Atheists

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Kalif Omar I [Caliph Umar] (581-644)
Early Islamic leader who conquered Syria, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Persia

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Kalif Omar Did Not Say This:

Complete Fabrication:
"If the books agree with the Koran, the Word of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved; if they disagree with it, they are pernicious. Let them be destroyed."
-- Fabrication: "that is, upon further investigation, actually a fabrication perpetrated by Christians to attack Islam" (citation quip by Hasham Abbas in a letter to Positive Atheism, December 10, 2001)

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Catholic Encyclopedia: Story Greatly Discredited

"This story is now generally discredited, chiefly because it rests only on the authority of Abulpharagius, a writer six centuries later, while earlier writers, especially Eutychius and Elmacin, make no mention of it. Besides, the act is contrary to Mohammedan custom; John Philoponos lived about a century before the capture of the city, and the statement of the time the rolls lasted as fuel is preposterous. Finally, there is the evidence given above for the earlier destruction of the library."
-- Catholic Encyclopedia, "The Alexandrian Library"

Abbas: Could Not Have Been a Book Burner

"[A]ctually, even common sense might tell someone Caliph Umar I could not have been a book-burner given that the ancient knowledge of the Greeks and other cultures actually survived and kindled Europe's Renaissance because it was translated into and preserved in Arabic whereby it passed into Europe through the great learning centres, libraries and universities, of Muslim Spain ruled, incidentally, by the Umayyad dynasty."
-- Hasham Abbas, in a letter to Positive Atheism (December 10, 2001)

Lloyd-Jones: Testimony to Enduring Power of Myth