Bertrand Russell Quotes 366
As soon as we abandon our own reason, and are content to rely upon authority, there is no end to our trouble. Whose authority? The Old Testament? The New Testament? The Koran? In practice, people choose the book considered sacred by the community in which they are born, and out of that book they choose the parts they like, ignoring the others.
Source: An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish, 1943, by Bertrand Russell
Reprinted in: Unpopular Essays, 1950
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