1. A testimony on pantheism
The writer Maunoury, in his work “Autumn soirees” gives a description of pantheism (all is God):
“For this ridiculous system, you are god and I am god. A he-goat and a ruminant bull are our divine brothers. But, what am I saying? A collard greens, a turnip, an onion, are gods just like us. The fungus you pick up in the morning is a god that sprouted during the night. When a fox catches a hen, is a god capturing another god. When a wolf devours a lamb, is a god devouring himself. The thistle and the donkey eating it are the same god. If I cut the throat of a man, carry out a divine action… You see how reasonable is this really all, and above all, how moral it is. With this system there will not be any crime. Robbery, murder, parricide, are whims of a god… Can you imagine nothing more preposterous?... It seems like a dream to see men declaring to be philosophers and teaching such stupidities!