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    The prevailing legal and moral views of a time are held not only by those whom they benefit but by those, too, who appear to suffer from them. Their domination is expressed in that fact- that the people from whom they claim sacrifice accept them.

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Does he say novenas
for those with no venus
(to Dan Brown).

Does he say novenas
for those with no venus
(to Dan Brown).

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Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults read more

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.

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All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths that read more

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths that come on high and are contained in the sacred writings.

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Those of little faith are of little hatred.

Those of little faith are of little hatred.

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Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all.

Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all.

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There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, read more

There is only one greater folly than that of the fool who says in his heart there is no God, and that is the folly of the people that says with its head that it does not know whether there is a God or not.

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I hope I never get so old I get religious.

I hope I never get so old I get religious.

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In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is read more

In man's life, the absence of an essential component usually leads to the adoption of a substitute. The substitute is usually embraced with vehemence and extremism, for we have to convince ourselves that what we took as second choice is the best there ever was. Thus blind faith is to a considerable extent a substitute for the lost faith in ourselves; insatiable desire a substitute for hope; accumulation a substitute for growth; fervent hustling a substitute for purposeful action; and pride a substitute for an unattainable self-respect.

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We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect read more

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

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