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"During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."
James Madison (more quotes by James Madison or books by/about James Madison)
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments, 1785
Oppression, Religion, Tolerance, Virtue, President, Ignorance