Talk:List of people burned as heretics

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Can someone explain the cross symbol in a footnote? I would, but for ignorance.

The article says that Bartholomew Legate was burned by Church of England, but the article on Legate says he was turned over to civil authorities and burned by them.-- 19:31, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Now it is repaired. No Church ever burned anybody, it was always a secular arm. -- Vít Zvánovec 09:40, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

This article doesn't list or mention any sources. For a topic like this it seems that sources are important. Could whoever built the list possibly provide a citation? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:29, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Religion of executioners[edit]

It would probably be better to not name the religion of the executioners after each listed victim. If it's completely necessary to know that, then have separate lists under different headings, one for each denomination. I'm going to go ahead and do that now. Tix 20:30, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

OK. -- Vít Zvánovec 09:40, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

I've looked into it more, and it has become clear that this "article" was written to malign Christianity. Just look at the external link which I deleted: it went to an article written by some Catholic priest turned atheist about how much his old Church sucks. Also, there was an internal link to Unitarianism which I deleted. The only reason I can imagine for this link being here is because someone wants to suggest Unitarianism as a much better alternative to all these Christian demonizations...sorry, denominations. Tix 20:56, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

This external link was deleted twice, I won't return it anymore. But it was very useful: It is a comprehensive list of victims of the Church, not just of burned people.
Unitarians were common victims, that's why I've thought it was useful to link that article. Your speculation is not underlayed. -- Vít Zvánovec 09:40, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

im sorry but your sources are wrong as in five years bloody mary had her executiners take 284 heretics lives —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:12, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Religion of executioners[edit]

Text says: "Those burned by xy executioners". In Roman Catholic Inquisition, executioner was from government, not Church. Church only condemned accused in trial for heresy. Attack at state religion, was attack at the state, so state was the one who did execution - for treason. In fact, we don't really know religion of executor (the person who did the act of execution. So more proper term is needed. I think "condemned by organs of xy Church" is more proper. --Tomy108 (talk) 22:59, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Wrong Peter Cole The hyperlink is to "Peter Cole (born 1957 Paterson, New Jersey)" who is not the person meant in the article. I don't know how to fix this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Campolongo (talkcontribs) 07:13, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Excusing the Church[edit]

Whether or not the Church is "accountable" for people they convicted but had the government execute is a matter of opinion, not fact. But I would submit that many have been convicted of war crimes who never personally killed anyone. Telling someone else to kill is generally counted as morally equivalent to killing someone yourself.--Prosfilaes (talk) 06:42, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

1100 Tortured to Death[edit]

Is there any reference for this figure? Or is it purely an assertion from the "they did it too" brigade? Also does this include people like Guy Fawkes who were executed not because of their Catholic beliefs as such, but because of what must be seen as acts of High Treason - blowing up Parliament and massacring the political establishment isn't an essential part of Catholic piety as far as I'm aware! This needs to be limited to people who were specifically executed due to having unorthodox religious beliefs which were deemed to be a threat by the Church and State. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:56, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

This statistic is total shit; as is the sloppy use of the word Anglican. --OhNoPeedyPeebles (talk) 00:01, 7 January 2013 (UTC)