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Quotation by David Hume
The sceptics assert, though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects, as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind.
David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. "An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals," sect. 1, p. 19, ed. J. Schneewind, Indianapolis, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1983).
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