“If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”
Voltaire was certainly no friend of Christianity, or any of the major religions for that matter. But as I will soon demonstrate, he was not being flippant or trying to be cute or funny when he penned those words. Rather, he used them in a serious attack against someone who would — sadly — be considered all too ‘main stream’ were he alive today. Still, enemy as he was, he is also an ally. He was an ally because he knew and understood and faithfully defended logic in the pursuit of right reasoning. To that end, I hope he will help me clarify a common point of confusion in our modern world: that it is impossible to have liberty without morality, and equally impossible to have morality without a Creator — God.
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