John Napier the famous Scottish mathematician accused the Pope of being the Anti-Christ. In one of his books he used prophicies about the apocolypse to try and prove his case.
 


H Walker
03/15/2013 4:42pm

John Napier as in John Napier, High School ? :-)

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Mr Johnston
03/18/2013 1:31am

Presumably, I couldn't find a John Napier High school only a Robert Napier but John Napier famous Scottish Mathematician who invented logarithms thought the pope was the anti-christ.
St Andrews University has a wee bio on him:

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~ahmicros/MGS/reflect/napier.html

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Mr Johnston
03/18/2013 1:57am

Actually, I think it was probably less absurd than it sounds. He lived in late 1500's early 1600's and was protesant. I think his work was largely respected as a great work at the time (by protesant authorities).

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