Oh yes, your komrade Cotton Mather and his Rotten Blather are quite the bashfst extraordinaire. Of course he has chosen a puritan witch burner as his namesake, such is his apparent reverence for bluster and bigotry.
Tell me, Dave, have you ever read about the 'real' Cotton Mather? I would seriously question the brains of anyone who would choose such a nom de guerre.
"Cotton Mather was not known for writing in a neutral, unbiased perspective. Many, if not all, of his writings had bits and pieces of his own personal life in them or were written for personal reasons"
"Mather claims he did not attend the trials in Salem (though his father attended the trial of George Burroughs). Two contemporaries -- Thomas Brattle and Robert Calef—place him at executions (see below). Mather began to publicize and celebrate the trials well before they were put to an end: "If in the midst of the many Dissatisfaction among us, the publication of these Trials may promote such a pious Thankfulness unto God, for Justice being so far executed among us, I shall Re-joyce that God is Glorified..." (Wonders of the Invisible World). He calls himself a historian not an advocate, but writes in such a way that clearly presumes the guilt of the accused and adding insults e.g. calling Martha Carrier a rampant hag"
"Bancroft notes that Mather considered witches "among the poor, and vile, and ragged beggars upon Earth,":85 and Bancroft asserts that Mather considered the people against the witch trials to be witch advocates.:85"
"Calef places Mather at the scene of the execution of Mr. Burroughs (and four others who were killed after Mather spoke) and shows him playing a direct and influential role:
'Mr. Burroughs was carried in a Cart with others, through the streets of Salem, to Execution. When he was upon the Ladder, he made a speech for the clearing of his Innocency, with such Solemn and Serious Expressions as were to the Admiration of all present; his Prayer (which he concluded by repeating the Lord’s Prayer) [as witches were not supposed to be able to recite] was so well worded, and uttered with such composedness as such fervency of spirit, as was very Affecting, and drew Tears from many, so that if seemed to some that the spectators would hinder the execution. The accusers said the black Man [Devil] stood and dictated to him. As soon as he was turned off [hung], Mr. Cotton Mather, being mounted upon a Horse, addressed himself to the People, partly to declare that he [Mr. Burroughs] was no ordained Minister, partly to possess the People of his guilt, saying that the devil often had been transformed into the Angel of Light. And this did somewhat appease the People, and the Executions went on; when he [Mr. Burroughs] was cut down, he was dragged by a Halter to a Hole, or Grave, between the Rocks, about two feet deep; his Shirt and Breeches being pulled off, and an old pair of Trousers of one Executed put on his lower parts: he was so put in, together with Willard and Carrier, that one of his Hands, and his Chin, and a Foot of one of them, was left uncovered.'"
Maybe time to ask yourself whats the most pathetic : MMTC or you bashing already for more than a year . Do you really brag about it when having drinks with your friends ? Or you just shut up (its an embarassing "job" after all posting on a forum) and spend all your bashmoney on one evening. Here you go , another 5$ thanks to me !
You are the friggin' joke, , every day over and over again. Start looking for a job with perspective, Mr Fail.