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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

May they all go to heaven and leave us in hell.

I have the following quotation extracted from Arthur Koestler's 'Darkness at Noon'. Please generalize this comment to all religious establishments:

"When the existence of the Church is threatened, she is released from the commandments of morality. With unity as the end, the use of every means is sanctified, even cunning, trachery, violence, simony, prison, death. For all order is for the sake of the community, and the individual must be sacrificed to the common good.
Dietrich Von Nieheim, Bishop of Verden:de schismate libri III, A.D. 1411"

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