Jean Messlier

For the regular visitors to this spot, Jean Messlier is not a strange name.

For those who have not met him, Onfray Michel argues he is the first atheist of our times.

And we must judge Voltaire harshly for the great disservice he did to our great priest.

If you can find a copy of the The Testament of Jean Messlier, buy it. You will not regret it.

While Karl Marx and Engels are usually recognised as articulating communism and calling the for the abolition of private property, Messlier was way ahead of them.

Below is a short clip I stumbled upon on Messlier. Hope you like it.

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

11 thoughts on “Jean Messlier

  1. Thanks for this. I’ll check it out.

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  2. renudepride says:

    Great job! Thank you for featuring a captioned video for this post. The captions were awkward at first but I was able to comprehend the meaning. Funny, I never imagined Voltaire as a member of the censorship bureau! I thought that was the role of the Inquisition?

    Messier was on point to have lived so long ago. Were you, my Kenyan brother, perhaps his teacher? 🙂 Love and naked hugs!

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  3. john zande says:

    I thank you eternally for introducing me to this man.

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  4. Experience is a much better guide than imagination.

    Hear, hear!


  5. jim- says:

    How about that! thank you! I rarely do video, but alas I was unable to stop the vicious, perfect reasonable exposé to corral the fraud and to enlighten the masses. They have been thoroughly duped. I loved this Mak. Great share.


  6. Barry says:

    I’d hardly call a 16+ minute clip short, but I found it interesting. Thank you for the find.

    I think he fell into the same trap many still do, in thinking the Bible is in some way authoritative, but unlike Christian fundamentalists who conclude that because the Bible says so it must be (a) true, and (b) therefore good, he came to the more sensible conclusion that it is all a big lie.

    Perhaps it was the style of the narrator, but I got the impression that Jean Messlier was somewhat bitter about life. Perhaps that’s understandable as he spent most of it living a lie.


    • makagutu says:

      It’s true he would have been bitter, one from living a lie and two he didn’t get along with his bishop who posted him to a rural parish as a sort of punishment.
      I promise next time to give an indication of how long the videos are.
      His conclusion is one we can all agree with, a big lie.


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