is the recognition of the fact that we are born without knowledge, and that the acquisition of knowledge is a slow and painful process.
If all man needed upon earth was a "knowledge of God," then why the necessity of establishing educational institutions?
Unless a child is taught to talk, it will never be able to speak the language of our tongue. Without teaching the child the rudiments of speech, he would be unable to communicate his thoughts to others. Without proper training his "grunts" of expression would be meaningless, and the only way he could express himself would be by the primitive instinct of making signs and by pointing.
The brain needs the same kind of training as any other part of the body that requires exercise for development. Nourishment for the mind is just as necessary as nourishment for the body.
Just as there are some foods which have been so adulterated and refined that when eaten they add no nourishment to the body, so there are truths which have been adult
A lot of good points and arguments.
Loved reading it.
To whom is questioning their own said religion: Drop it.. Invest your time in knowledge of man,and what is certain to exist and what is real.Not by a \"God\"
"I have been a Freethinker my entire life and the benefits, beginning with peace of mind, are infinite."
Funnily enough, the 'shackled' christians say EXACTLY the same thing about their beliefs. Oops!
I love this book. It expresses a multitude of ideas that are critical to the progress of society. It is clear and to the point, although redundant in spots. I recommend this book to anyone who is a Freethinker, or dares to break out of the shackles of fear-based religion and become one. I have been a Freethinker my entire life and the benefits, beginning with peace of mind, are infinite.