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VOLUME X.

FROM JULY 9, TO DECEMBER 31.

Religion is vice.

RICHARD CARLILE.

Knowledge is liberty.

RICHARD CARLILE.

Ignorance is alone slavery.

RICHARD CARLILE.
There is no such a God in existence as any man has preached; nor
any kind of God.

RICHARD CARLILE.

London:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY R. CARLILE, 84, FLEET

STREET. 1824.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE SAINTS WHO LATELY CALLED THEMSELVES, “ A SOCIETY FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF VICE.”

BIPEDS, I DEDICATE this Volume X. of “ The Republican" to you, as one proof, that, in the course of my performance of that, which you only professed as a cloak for the most wicked actions towards a community, a suppression of vice, I have suppressed your society with all its secret powers and pretensions. I have now shown you, that vice is easily suppressed when it is manfully combatted.

The first paper shot that you fired at me, I printed, and beaded it “ Vice versus REASON.” By proving, that all religion is vice, I have proved, that you encouraged, instead, of suppressing vice, and that your warfare with me was, in reality, in truth, a warfare of vice versus REASON AND VIRTUE.

I bave every reason to believe, that the Attorney General would not have proceeded with his Information against me, for the publication of the “ Age of Reason,” had it not been for your saintly clamour and urgency; therefore this couutry and mankind at large will soou be under great obligation to you, or to me, for accelerating the overthrow of all religion, all idolatry. I can now maintain agaihst all the learning that Oxford or Cambridge bas produced, that

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