Quote of the Day 2-15-14 (Johann Most)

Posted: February 15, 2014 in Atheism, Politics, Quotations, Religion
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“Among all mental diseases that have been systematically inoculated into the human cranium, the religious pest is the most abominable….The rich and mighty foster and nourish divine idiocy and religious stupidity. It is, in fact, part of their business; it is really a question of life or death to the domineering and exploiting classes whether the people at large are dumfounded religiously or not. With religious lunacy stands and falls their power. The more man clings to religion, the more he believes. The more he believes, the less he knows. The less he knows, the more stupid he is; the stupid, the easier he is to be governed. The easier to govern, the better he may be exploited; the more exploited, the poorer he gets.”

–Johann Most, The God Pestilence

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

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