• Martyrdom is evidence only of a man's honesty - it is no evidence that he is not mistaken. Men have suffered martyrdom for all sorts of opinions in politics and in religion; yet they could not therefore have all been in the right; although they could give no stronger evidence that they believed themselves in the right.

    Lysander SPOONER (1836). “The Deist's Reply to the Alleged Supernatural Evidences of Christianity, Etc”, p.6