Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sunday Sermonette: Diderot reads the entrails of our civilization

On Sundays we pause for reflection on the Eternal Verities. Hence time for another Freethinker. This time we hear Denis Diderot, the famous French founder of the Encyclopedie, the world's first. Here is why they call his period The Age of Enlightenment:
Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

-- Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784), Dithyrambe Sur La FĂȘte Des Rois (via Positive Atheism)