Hat tip to Cameron Reilly
Lucilio Vanini was extremely brave to "come out" as an atheist. After which he was arrested and tortured to death.
In November 1618 he was arrested, and after a prolonged trial was condemned, as an atheist, to have his tongue cut out, and to be strangled at the stake, his body to be after wards burned to ashes. The sentence was executed on the 9th of February 1619.
Isn't intolerance wonderful? From the religion of peace™ -Christianity.