Bertrand Russell

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Religion is based, I think, primarily and mainly upon fear. It is partly the terror of the unknown and partly, as I have said, the wish to feel that you have a kind of elder brother who will stand by you in all your troubles and disputes. Fear is the basis of the whole thing - fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand.

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afbwelter 8 years, 1 month ago
I don't disagree with anything in this quote except for the very last part. Cruelty and religion go hand in hand because of who practice those religions. Humanity and cruelty go hand in hand. THIS is the truth.

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