Monday Meslier: 147 – The Only Aim Of Religious Principles Is To Perpetuate The Tyranny of Kings And To Sacrifice Nations To Them

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Jean Meslier

By incessantly repeating to men that the earth is not their true country; that the present life is but a passage; that they were not made to be happy in this world; that their sovereigns hold their authority but from God, and are responsible to Him alone for the misuse of it; that it is never permitted to them to resist, the priesthood succeeded in perpetuating the misconduct of the kings and the misfortunes of the people; the interests of the nations have been cowardly sacrificed to their chiefs.

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