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Voltaire on Christianity...

Hages 6 Dec 17
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The Christian religion is the only religion that tells another religion (Judiasm) what their scriptures mean.

Heraclitus Level 8 Dec 18, 2019
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To be brave enough, in his time, to come out, as he did....was almost suicidal.

He was also a well known anti-Semite (against Jews) and he was fiercely racist.

"A tireless campaigner against injustice and advocate of religious and social tolerance, he was also fiercely anti-Semitic, describing the Jews as “an ignorant and barbarous people" and arguing that Africans are a separate species “as different from ours as the breed of spaniels is from that of greyhounds."

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Robecology Level 8 Dec 17, 2019

I don’t think it was that brave. He was active during The Enlightenment and was popular for his polemical writings against all manner of establishments.

@Geoffrey51 Sorry, Geof...you didn't read what I posted...and have little or no knowledge of Voltaire.

Have you ever been imprisoned and/or exiled for your writings? He was. I'd say he risked his well-being quite often.

Read...then comment.

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@Robecology I’m that case I stand corrected.

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Obviously he wasn't familiar with Islam, or the Torah, or the Aztec and Mayan religions, to name a few others. There's no shortage of ridiculous and bloody religions, past and present, although Christianity may be the largest.

dan325 Level 7 Dec 17, 2019

He actually wrote in support of the Incas, so unlikely he was unaware of Meso-American cultures.

Most likely, though it was to be able to critise post-Columbia’s colonisation.

@Geoffrey51 No doubt. I just like seeing ALL stupid and bloody religions torn down, rather than just restricting it to xtianity.

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I think most of us concur with that,

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OK... I agree

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I think it's anything but ridiculous or absurd but it sure has a bloody history.

brentan Level 8 Dec 17, 2019
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Yup long time now

bobwjr Level 9 Dec 17, 2019
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