Has Freethought a Constructive Side?
Without liberty there is no such thing as real happiness. There may be the contentment of the slave -- of one who is glad that he has passed the day without a beating -- one who is happy because he has had enough to eat -- but the highest possible idea of happiness is freedom.
All religious systems enslave the mind. Certain things are demanded -- certain things must be believed -- certain things must be done -- and the man who becomes the subject or servant of this superstition must give up all idea of individuality or hope of intellectual growth and progress.
The religionist informs us that there is somewhere in the universe an orthodox God, who is endeavoring to govern the world, and who for this purpose