Madalyn Murray O'Hair Quote

The church doctrines of obedience to authority, repentance, fear of punishment, self-abnegation, acceptance of outer direction rather than inner assurance, elevation of faith over reason, and intolerance make institutionalized religion an ideal instrument of social constraint.


Freedom Under Siege: The Impact of Organized Religion on Your Liberty and Your Pocketbook (ed. Tarcher, 1974)

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