Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

I verily believe that the great good which has been effected in the world by Christianity has been largely counteracted by the pestilent doctrine on which all the Churches have insisted, that honest disbelief in their more less astonishing creeds is a moral offense, indeed a sin of the deepest dye, deserving and involving the same future retribution as murder and robbery. If we could only see, in one view, the torrents of hypocrisy and cruelty, the lies, the slaughter, the violations of every obligation of humanity, which have flowed from this source along the course of the history of Christian nations, our worst imaginations of Hell would pale beside the vision.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #141, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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