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«Atheism deprives superstition of its stand ground, and compels Theism to reason for its existence»
«Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.»
Author: Bertrand Russell
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«How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn't that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy.»
«It is safe to say that no other superstition is so detrimental to growth, so enervating and paralyzing to the minds and hearts of the people, as the superstition of Morality»
«Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy i»
Author: Francis Bacon, Sr.
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«In superstition wise men follow fools»
«A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.»
Author: George Bernard Shaw
«Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition»
«Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense»
«It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge»