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Mark Twain on Religion

Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, is one of my favorite authors. I particularly appreciate his cynicism. This quotation is from The Lowest Animal:

Man is the Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion—several of them.

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Gosh

Silly word, isn’t it? Apparently, it’s been used as a non-profane synonym for God for over 200 years. I can’t help but think of George Carlin’s observation: “Cripes. You know: Cripes, son of Gosh.”

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