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It’s not morality, it’s bigotry

It remains to be proved that society or any of its officers holds a commission from on high to avenge any supposed of­fence to Omnipotence, which is not also a wrong to our fellow-creatures. The notion that it is one man’s duty that an­other should be religious, was the foundation of all the religious persecutions ever perpetrated, and if admitted, would fully justify them. [ch. IV, 117]

1 comment

  1. PeterM says:

    Religion: just another set of personal preferences.
    Morality: something that is meaningless if not applied precisely to those things that are not just personal pre­ferences.

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