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Whenever I feel angry for seemingly no reason, it is almost always associated with Hypatia or the burning of the Alexandrian Library. I want to puke when I hear Xtians talk about early Xtians getting fed to the lions. (Deep breath, Gwen, deep breath.)

Reminds me of Cool Hand Luke: "It's gettin' nowadays to where you can't tell the christians from the lions"

@matthew1954 I agree with Luke (Cool Hand, not apostle).


A Bishop called Cyril by memory had her flesh flayed from her body with seashells.

Cyril is correct.



Hypatia is both an atheist martyr and feminist symbol and her story should be even better known than it is. A mythical Jesus died on the cross for our sins, whatever the hell that means, but a very real Hypatia (confirmed in multiple primary historical sources) died for Christian zealotry and ignorance, which they then foisted on the West for Millenia.


Would be interesting to see her works if any could be recovered from the library in Alexandria.


Of course..she was doing the devils work..


Sagan described her as the first science martyr in the original Cosmos.


Didn't know this history at all till now. Christians fighting with Jews, Christians seizing power. Sounds like a prelude of the Crusades in Egypt or was it following the evil Crusades?.

pretty sure this antedates Crusades by hundreds of years

@sassygirl3869 Hypatia (born c. 350–370; died 415 AD) was a Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, then part of the Eastern Roman Empire. She was the head of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy. She is the first female mathematician whose life is reasonably well recorded.


There is a movie about her.

@jlynn37 Yes, but the movie is grossly inaccurate, and completely lies about her death at the hands of the Christian mob. I wish a good film, or better yet documentary as films are always crap, could be made about her.

@David1955 Movies are always about entertainment with a smidgen of facts dispersed throughout.

@jlynn37 very very true.


No hate like christian love.

Ain't that the truth?

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