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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:50 am 
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What is the source of the following quote: "Mankind will not be free until the last tyrant is hung with the entrails of the last priest"


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It is uncertain who said it. May be a paraphrase of a Diderot poem line.

Denis Diderot did say: And his hands would plait the priest's entrails, / For want of a rope, to strangle kings."~in the poem Les Éleuthéromanes


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This is from Jean Meslier (a priest who lived during french revolution), quoted by french author Voltaire, in :

"Extrait des sentiments de Jean Meslier". i.e. "Abstract of feelings of Jean Meslier"

As Phaedrus said, a paraphrase of Diderot

I apologize for my poor knowledge of english language.


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