defaithed's Quotes

There is no harmony between religion and science. When science was a child, religion sought to strangle it in the cradle. Now th

There is no harmony between religion and science. When science was a child, religion sought to strangle it in the cradle. Now that science has attained its youth, and superstition is in its dotage, the trembling, palsied wreck says to the athlete: “Let us be friends.” It reminds me of the bargain the cock wished to make with the horse: “Let us agree not to step on each other’s feet.”

Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, r

Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

The River War, first edition, Vol. II

Those who believe in their truth -- the only ones whose imprint is retained by the memory of men -- leave the earth behind them

Those who believe in their truth – the only ones whose imprint is retained by the memory of men – leave the earth behind them strewn with corpses. Religions number in their ledgers more murders than the bloodiest tyrannies account for, and those whom humanity has called divine far surpass the most conscientious murderers in their thirst for slaughter.

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