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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. originally published in Damn! A Book of Calumny (1918). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 10, pp. 68-69, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).
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