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Freedom From Religion

How far would you go to be free from an oppressive and corrupt religion?

On June 11, 1963 Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam burned himself to death to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic government that control South Vietnam at that time.

Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion.

While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.

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