The human mind is greater than any book. The mind sits in judgment on every book. If there be truth in the book, we take it; if error, we discard it. Why refer this to the Bible? In this country, the Bible has been used to support slavery and capital punishment; while in the old countries, it has been quoted to sustain all manner of tyranny and persecution. All reforms are anti-Bible.
William Lloyd Garrison, remarks at the 5th national woman’s rights conference in Philadelphia on Oct. 18, 1854. (via deconversionmovement)
People even knew this back then. Fucking amazing.