Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak
mindsDefinition of mind: The ability to think, so instead of just concrete objects, to spiritually consider abstract principles.
are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the
existenceDefinition of existence: The universal presence of a physical or spiritual thing or entity. It is the cause of everything else and is at the basis of everything else.
GodDefinition of God: With God, goddess or deity is meant a supernatural being, to whom special worship is given. Special qualities are attributed to this being, for example, to be the origin or creator of the universe and of all living beings. Even omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence are often attributed to it.
; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.