Every village has an idiot, and Framingham makes a concerted effort to welcome all of them.

In Framingham, idiots grow on trees. Framingham is one of the largest idiot orchards!

Not all our idiots are complete idiots. Some have missing parts.

Here is the tragedy of theology in its distilled essence: The employment of high-powered human intellect, of genius, of profoundly rigorous logical deduction - studying nothing. In the Middle Ages, the great minds capable of transforming the world did not study the world; and so, for most of a millennium, as human beings screamed in agony - decaying from starvation, eaten by leprosy and plague, dying in droves in their twenties - the men of the mind, who could have provided their earthly salvation, abandoned them for otherworldly fantasies.

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