In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin.
When we say 'science' we can either mean any manipulation of the inventive and organizing power of the human intellect: or we can mean such an extremely different thing as the religion of science, the vulgarized derivativefromthispureactivitymanipulated bya sortof priestcraft into a great religious and political weapon.Jose Lezama Lima
Perhaps thou wert a priest, if so, my struggles Are vain, for priestcraft never owns its juggles.horace smith
The Sabbath, as now recognized and enforced, is one of the main pillars of priestcraft and Superstition, and the stronghold of a merely ceremonial Religion.
In pious times, ere priest-craft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin; When man, on many, multipli'd his kind, Ere one to one was cursedly confin'd: When Nature prompted, and no Law deni'd Promiscuous use of concubine and bride; Then, Israel's monarch, after Heaven's own heart, His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves: and, wide as his command, Scatter'd his Maker's image through the land.john dryden
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