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Immanuel Kant

“But to unite in a permanent religious institution which is not to be subject to doubt before the public even in the lifetime of one man, and thereby to make a period of time fruitless in the progress of mankind toward improvement, thus working to the disadvantage of posterity - that is absolutely forbidden. For himself (and only for a short time) a man may postpone enlightenment in what he ought to know, but to renounce it for posterity is to injure and trample on the rights of mankind.”


Immanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?
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An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant
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