Recently I have had fellow atheists attack me for quoting Hypatia's famous quote "Fables should be taught as fables and myths as myths", yadda yadda.
And "let them eat cake" as attributed to Marie Antoinette.
Now I have done several searches and cannot find any lagit source that shows these to be frauds.
Having said that I do know humans are notorious for writing their own history after the fact.
But here is the thing, even if these quotes are born out of social conscious to me, they still reflect the idea of promoting fact over superstition in the case of Hypatia and the idea of economic justice for the poor in rejection of a Oligarchy or Monarchy with a class monopoly, in the case of Marie Antoinette.
I am willing to concede if proven wrong that these are merely legends. But the ideas behind them still are valid would some not agree?