Judging by some recent news articles, Christians are the ones who don't know history (and therefore, the logic goes, are afraid of TDVC. Right.) But being clueless about history shines brightest, so to speak, among anti-Catholics. For example, this e-mail from a reader (via Matt Abbott):
The Catholic Church denouncing anything because they feel it lacks logic and reason is hilarious. That the target is a work of fiction makes it even better. Attacking a work of fiction because it lacks historical facts is in itself an act lacking in logic and reason. I mean, really, I love it. I needed a good laugh. The Catholic Church, wanting logic and reason. If the Catholic Church would like logic and reason perhaps they should ask Galileo...oh, wait...my bad, killed him because they didn't like his logic and reason. Like I said, just wanted to say thanks. That was a good one.
So the Catholic Church killed Galileo? I wonder what novel this reader digested in order to learn that "fact"? For the record, Galileo lived into his late 70s and died of natural causes; he never had to worry that he would be killed by the Church. More info here. Oh, and Galileo was a Catholic. So he obviously wasn't very logical, eh? For much more, read this excellent article by George Sim Johnson.