A small girl once asked Mark Twain why there is so much evil and suffering in the world. Twain kindly explained, "You see, dear, it's because the world was designed by God. And God is a malign thug."
- quoted from memory, something I read in Twain's Letters From the Earth, many years ago. The quotation may not be precise, but pretty close.
Cautionary note: the book recommended in my tagline has nothing to do with religion; it's about the superstition of Government's right to rule. I bring this up because I know Twain's quotation will offend some people, and I hope they will not avoid Larken Rose's book because of this coincidental connection.
Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose
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