Thursday, December 22, 2011


Haven't done a quiz in a long while.  Here's one that will outrage you.

What famous enlightenment figure is guilty of the following quote.  Remember, he (or she) said it, I didn't:
What age or period of life is the most addicted to superstition? The weakest and most timid. What sex? The same answer must be given. “The leaders and examples of every kind of superstition”, says Strabo, “are the women. These excite the men to devotion and supplications, and the observance of religious days. It is rare to meet with one that lives apart from the females, and yet is addicted to such practices."


  1. .
    Hi Elektratig,

    Here's a good video I found on YouTube about religion, you might like to view it and see what you think.

    ”God in my life”

    I think it makes a lot of good common sense don't you?

    Chris Hill

    American youth: Young gifted and passionate about religion. ”Fiery lady”

  2. Voltaire is guilty of a lot of Enlightenment crimes. How about this one?

  3. Sorry to leave you hanging. The quote is from David Hume's The Natural History of Religion, Section III.

  4. A visit to any of the "Pscychic Fairs" around the country would prove illuminating. The vast majority of the participants and attendees are women. The vast majority of devotees of alternative medicine are also women, judging again by the attendance figures at events such as Alternative Medicine conventions. (attend one near you!
    Similarly, the vast majority of attendees at gaming (often involving magic) conventions are men.
    Hard to imagine I know, but what do you suppose would be the equivalent male passtime to online video gaming back in Strabo's time?


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