">Name: Thomas Aikenhead, Scottish priest and freethinker
Artist: Thomas Aikenhead|
Confronting Bodies: The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and the Scottish Parliament
Date of Action: 1696-1697
Specific Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Description of Artwork: Aikenhead was a Roman Catholic priest known for criticizing the church. In one of his known documents he described his "insatiable inclination to truth." He called theology "a rapsidie of faigned and ill-invented nonsense." He also referred to hell as a place he wished he could visit on a cold day.
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