The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.

Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) English mathematician and philosopher
“On the Value of Scepticism” (1928)

The essay appeared in The Will to Doubt and in Skeptical Essays, ch. 1 (1928).  Full text.

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