Thursday, April 13, 2006

Quote of the day

"[James Mill] looked upon [religion] as the greatest enemy of morality: first, by setting up factitious excellencies, - belief in creeds, devotional feelings, and ceremonies, not connected with the good of human kind, - and causing these to be accepted as substitutes for genuine virtues: but above all, by radically vitiating the standard of morals, by making it consist in doing the will of a being, on whom it lavishes indeed all the praises of adulation, but whom in sober truth it depicts as eminently hateful." - John Stuart Mill, Autobiography

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