Comment: It happened to hundreds if not thousands of individuals

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It happened to hundreds if not thousands of individuals

so using him or her did not seem right. Heck in one county they burned so many christians at the stake that they ran out of fire wood, for the entire county.

Personally I would prefer to go back to a mare civilized time when we could spell the same word several different ways in the same paragraph and be alright, but unfortunately mr. webster messed that up for me :D