Giordano Bruno burned at the stake today

Bronze statue of Giordano Bruno by Ettore Ferrari (1845-1929), Campo de' Fiori, Rome.Today is the day Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for his pantheist beliefs.

Bruno (1548-1600) insisted that the earth revolved around the sun, that there are infinite worlds inhabited by intelligent beings, and that the sun is essentially a star. For these and other beliefs, he was burned as a heretic.

Paul Harrison, in his book Elements of Pantheism, suggests taking the day to remember the importance of religious freedom and tolerance.

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