Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tyranny Favors Them

Divine Irony:

If we go back to the beginning of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture, and deception embellished or distorted them; that weakness worships them; that credulity nourishes them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favors them in order to profit from the blindness of men.

Baron d’Holbach, prominent figure in the French Enlightenment, 1770

(via whats-out-there)

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