August 1986, Speyer, Germany
The cathedral of Speyer as viewed from the other side of the Rhine. The Romanesque basilica was founded by Konrad II in 1030, and remodelled at the end of the 11th century.
Churches Northern Germany
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“I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape”
Desmond Morris, “The Naked Ape”
“I want nothing to do with religion concerned with keeping the masses satisfied to live in hunger, filth and ignorance. I want nothing to do with any order, religious or otherwise, which does not teach people that they are capable of becoming happier and more civilized, on this earth, capable of becoming true man, master of his fate and captain of his soul. To attain this, I would put priests to work, also, and turn the temples into schools.”
“The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan values and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.”
“Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.”
“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”
Edgar Allan Poe