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Mikhail Bakunin
A jealous lover of human liberty, and deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

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Bakunin, Mikhail (1883) [1882]. "II". Dieu et l'état [God and the State] (in French). Carlo Cafiero, Élisée Recluse (translators) (1st English ed.). Mineola, New York: Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0486224831. OCLC 192839.