Quotes: Day 2


Religion is consoling only to those who have no embarrassment about it; the indefinite and vague recompense which it promises without giving ideas of it, is made to deceive those who make no reflections on the impatient, variable, false and cruel character which religion gives its god. [….]Nothing, doubtless, but the blindest enthusiasm could induce mortals to place confidence in such a god as the priests have feigned; it is folly alone we must attribute the love some well meaning people profess to the god of the parsons; it is matchless extravagance alone that could prevail on men to reckon on the unknown rewards which are promised them by this religion, at the same time that it assures us that god is the author of grace, but that we have no right to expect any thing from him.

d’Holdbach in Letters to Eugenia

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

7 thoughts on “Quotes: Day 2

  1. aguywithoutboxers says:

    The deity is manipulated by the leaders of the belief system to further their agenda of greed and power. So true! 🙂 Excellent selection, my Nairobi brother! Thank you! Enjoy your weekend! Much love and naked hugs!

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    • makagutu says:

      Hugs my friend. Of course the deity comes in handy when the idea is to further a partisan agenda and when appropriate, the verses where the particular admonishes such behaviour, these are conveniently ignored

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  2. Mordanicus says:

    “at the same time that it assures us that god is the author of grace, but that we have no right to expect any thing from him.”

    Yes, this are the contradiction on which christianity are build on. However, if you point those people to the fact that their faith is based on the quicksand of contradiction, apologetics will resort to a game of words just to conclude you do not understand the issue.

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