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Tje fanatical and pious Maximilien Robespierre today in 1792 presented the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, demanding the establishment of a revolutionary tribunal for the trial of political offenders. It was to become the beginning of the Terror that sent thousands of to the guillotine
‘Atheism is aristocratic; the idea of a great Being that watches over oppressed innocence and punishes triumphant crime is altogether popular.’