Quote of the Month: September 2016

Religion is something that we hardly ever discuss on Liberty Under Attack Radio, unless it overlaps with anarchism in some way. This quote of the month is from George H. Smith’s book, Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies and is demonstrative of my path to anarchism, which occurred first through atheism; I feel a lot of others can sympathize as well. I also think this quote can be appreciated by those who are religious or irreligious. Please enjoy.

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“Previously, my doubts about God had led me to atheism. Now, my doubts about government led me to anarchism. Indeed, belief in the legitimacy and wisdom of government seemed to require more blind faith than belief in God. I agreed with Nietzsche: the State is the coldest of all cold monsters that bites with stolen teeth. And this disbelief in the goodness of the State, the deity of modern man, made me a political atheist.”

-George H. Smith, from Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies (p. 33)

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