„Age carries with it a double load of guilt“

—  José Saramago, buch The Cave, The Cave (2000), p. 69 (Vintage 2003)
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„In the middle ages of Christianity opposition to the State opinions was hushed. The consequence was, Christianity became loaded with all the Romish follies. Nothing but free argument, raillery & even ridicule will preserve the purity of religion.“

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