How many religions are there in the world, do you suppose? I have heard 10,000, or 32,000, with two-three-four new ones every day. Now this, from a report by a confidential agent in
The auto de fé of which I have already written took place here to-day. Seventy persons were brought forth, of which have been burned two Burgundians, one Frenchman and one Dutchman. The others were for the most part Spanish, rabble of poor mien, namely blasphemers of the name of God, and such as had been married twice or more. There were also among them such as did not hold fornication as sin. Likewise were there some of Jewish and Mohammedan faith.
—The Fugger Newsletter 36 (G. Matthews ed.) (Capricorn Paperback 1970)
—The good news is, I got him down to ten.
—The bad news is, adultery is still in.