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Superstition in All Ages (Common Sense)

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When we wish to examine in a cool, calm way the opinions of men, we are very much surprised to find that in those which we consider the most essential, nothing is more rare than to find them using common sense; that is to say, the portion of judgment sufficient to know the most simple truths, to reject the most striking absurdities, and to be shocked by palpable contradict ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 31st 2007 by NuVision Publications (first published 1732)
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Billy
Jun 19, 2011 added it
Just discovered that this book is actually not the work of Jean Meslier but of Baron d’Holbach and was originally published anonymously as Good Sense: or, Natural Ideas Opposed to Supernatural.

A reference note on Wikipedia tells me, "Holbach published Le Bon Sens anonymously in 1772. The book was mistakenly identified as the work of Jean Meslier (1664-1729), a Catholic priest who had renounced Christianity in a posthumously published Testament. As late as the 20th century English translations of
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very interesting; mercilessly argues against religious dogma that pretends to know the essence of God
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