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Goodbye Jesus

Felix Frankfurter, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Henry George


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"Freedom of expression is the well-spring of our civilization...

The history of civilization is in considerable measure

the displacement of error which once held sway as official truth

by beliefs which in turn have yielded to other truths.

Therefore the liberty of man to search for truth ought not

to be fettered, no matter what orthodoxies he may challenge."

-- Felix Frankfurter

(1882-1965) U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Source: Concurring Opinion, Dennis et al. v. U.S. (1951)




"The life of a thinking man will probably be divided into two parts -- the

first in which he desires to exterminate modern thinkers, and the second in

which he desires to watch them exterminating each other. ... Suppose, for

instance, there is an old story and a new skeptic who is skeptical of the

story. We have only to wait a little while for a yet newer skeptic who is

skeptical of the skeptic. He will probably find the old notion actually a help

in his new notion. This process is an abstract truth applying to anything,

apart from agreement or disagreement."

-- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist

Source: Illustrated London News




"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or

who is against it."

-- Henry George


Source: The Land Question, 1881


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