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PLUTARCH

The poet Cinesias got up in the audience and said, I hope your daughter will be like that. But this is the kind of thing, or worse, that the superstitious believe about Artemis and other gods. Yet was Niobe guilty of any blasphemy against Leto as bad as the belief which superstition enjoins on its foolish followers, that the insulted deity shot poor Niobe's
Six daughters and six youthful sons ?
So implacable was she, so hungry for the misery of another. If the goddess was really angry, a hater of wickedness, vexed by an insult, and annoyed instead of amused by human stupidity and ignorance, the people she ought to have shot were those who in tale or book made such libellous charges of cruelty and bitterness against her. We blame Hecuba for a savage and animal ferocity when she says
His midmost liver may I grip and gnaw.
But the superstitious believe that if we eat sardines or anchovies the Syrian goddess will devour our shins, consume our body with sores, and rot our liver. Is it impious to say bad things about the gods, but innocent to think them ? Or is it not rather the blasphemous belief that makes the words blasphemous ?

Plutarch then points out that superstition leads to irreligion.
THE atheist is not in any sense responsible for superstition, but superstition affords an origin for atheism and an excuse for its existence, which, if neither true nor just, is not entirely without colour. Men have not pronounced the world devoid of God, because they find anything to criticize as faulty or irregular in the heavens, the stars, the seasons, the

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