We have a radical history of religion in America, most of which was directly influenced by the New England Puritans. Yeah, those assholes your read about in high school. The great, great, great, great, great, grandparents of modern religion in America believed in witches, and exterminated them–literally, a radical group of people. To be fair, it has gotten quite a bit better since then. Next time you’re fuming over of some religious atrocity, remember: there was a time in America when religious fanatics pressed people to death, under a pile of rocks, for a confession to demonic villainy.