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Christopher Hitchens Quotes: If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.
         

If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.


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I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.



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