Pat Robertson and a large bulk of American Fundamentalists today believe that Christianity is under attack. Robertson himself has said it is currently “more terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history.” But not only is the hyperbolic degree of this persecution silly, the question of what ethnic or religious group is persecuted internationally the worst is highly debatable.
It is true that the last person to be executed in England for blasphemy was 20 year old university student Thomas Aikenhead all the way back in 1697. But the crime of not believing in a Deity is still around. Blasphemy is still on the books and is being enforced by governments and courts of law for a long list of countries.
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