"That's not narrowing it down much, in that time period. Most people were uneducated in any kind of science and were quite superstitious. Hell, even science of the time period had a lot of what we now know to be ridiculous ideas."
I just joined a group called Ethical Culture because I wanted to get in on a discussion about WalMart pulling some children's cd due to "profanity." It has launched into a discussion about whether people have a right not to be "offended." You seem good at offending, so I'd like to see you weigh in on it.