December 23, 2007

Quote Of The Day

Baron d'Holbach

If we look back at the begining we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them; and that custom, respect and tyranny support them, in order to make the blindness of man serve their own interest. If the ignorance of nature gave birth to Gods, the knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them.

1 comment:

MarkT said...

Whoa! This guy was very cool.
He was deemed "probably the first avowedly atheistic writer since the dominion of Christendom".