27 feb. 2013

"... to hell I will go"

But when I am told that I must believe this, and at the same time call this being by the names which express and affirm the highest human morality, I say in plain terms that I will not. Whatever power such a being may have over me, there is one thing which he shall not do: he shall not compel me to worship him. 
I will call no being good, who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellow creatures; and if such a being can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go.
- John Stuart Mill,
ur An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy, s. 103.

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