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 Fête Des Rois (via Positive Atheism)