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There's YET ANOTHER BOOK I have to buy...Thank you, Mr. Owen Jones.

*sigh*
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Today marks the martyrdom of the woman they called the last of the pagan philosophers.

I leave you with some quotes attributed to her. It ties in rather nicely with some other philosophies on my flist today:

"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than to think not at all."
"To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force."
"All formal dogmatic religions are delusive and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final."
"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing. The mind of a child accepts them, and only through great pain, perhaps even tragedy, can the child be relieved of them."
"Men will fight for superstition as quickly as for the living truth – even more so, since superstition is intangible, you can't get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable."

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