Any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to
make you commit injustices....In the midst of all the doubts which we have
discussed for 4,000 years in 4,000 ways, the safest course is to do nothing
against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no
fear of death.
-- Voltaire (1692-1778) "Collection of Letters on the Miracles" (1767)