23rd September 2019

“Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalise Mankind; and for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.”

Thomas Paine1737 – 1809