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Al Ma'ari on Religion
By:Badr us
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:59 pm

Al Ma’ari on Religion

He was equally sarcastic towards the religions of Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Al-Ma'arri remarked that monks in their cloisters or devotees in their mosques were blindly following the beliefs of their locality: if they were born among the Magians or Sabeans they would have become Magians or Sabeans.

Al- Ma'arri was a rationalist who valued reason above tradition or revelation.

"Religion is a human institution invented as a source of power and income for its founders and priesthood, who pursued worldly ends with forged documents attributed to divine inspiration."