“I have for many years strictly avoided going to church or having anything to do with Mumbo-Jumbo.
We know nothing. All is, and must be, utterly incomprehensible.”
—Thomas Carlyle's remarks to poet William Allingham, Allingham's Diary (p. 217, ii, 410), 1907. Cited by Joseph McCabe, in A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists.
On this date in 1795, historian Thomas Carlyle was born...
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