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There is no social evil, no form of injustice, whether of the feudal or capitalist order, which has not been sanctified in some way or another by religious sentiment and thereby rendered more impervious to change.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) American theologian and clergyman
Christian Realism and Political Problems (1953)
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Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

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Kimberly Johnson

Sometimes attributed to Ben Franklin (but also without any citation).
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When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) British playwright and critic
Caesar and Cleopatra, Act 3 [Apollodorus] (1898)
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Such are the evils made acceptable by Religion!

[Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum.]

Lucretius (c. 100-c. 55 BC) Roman poet [Titus Luretius Carus]
De Rerum Natura [On the Nature of Things], I.101
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