"Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up
his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul."
Robert G. Ingersoll
(1833-1899) American lawyer, Civil War veteran, political leader, orator of United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought, nicknamed "The Great Agnostic"
Speech, 'Plea for Individuality and Arraignment of the Church,' Delivered Before the Free Religious Society of Chicago, Dec. 21, 1873