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Henry Brooks Adams

The idea that any personal deity could find pleasure or profit in torturing a poor woman, by accident, with a fiendish cruelty known to man only in perverted and insane temperaments, could not be held for a moment. For pure blasphemy, it made pure atheism a comfort.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.