1st August 2008

“Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.”

Voltaire1694 – 1778

4 Responses to “1st August 2008”

  1. Bornagain A. Theist Says:

    Though a Deist, Voltaire was highly talented, intelligent and anti-‘much of what religion stands for’.

    This statement simply nails it. It is truth, through and through.

  2. captainzero1969 Says:

    Not, apparently, an uncommon sentiment of the time. What happened?!?

    As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?
    — John Adams, letter to FA Van der Kamp, December 27, 1816

  3. Jessica Says:

    I can understand Voltaire’s deism at the time, because they really didn’t have theories like big bang and evolution that we have today that explain things better than a deity could. Voltaire hit the nail on the head with this one, for sure!

  4. Terence Meaden Says:

    Did Voltaire know much about Islam? Or by “the world” did he mean “the western world”?
    Islam has a case to answer, in being as bloody—and overloaded with absurdities.