„And why have you burnt our Gods, when others are brought from other Regions by the Spaniards? Are the Gods of other Provinces more sacred than ours?“

Source: A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

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—  Mao Zedong Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China 1893 - 1976

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„Nature is none other than God in things…“

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