"The hired preachers of all sects, creeds, and religions, never do, and never can, teach any thing but what is in conformity with the opinions of those who pay them"
- Francis Wright
About this Quote
In this quote, Francis Wright is slamming the hired preachers of various sects, creeds, and faiths. She argues that these preachers are restricted in their mentors due to the fact that they are paid by those who hold certain viewpoints. For that reason, they are unable to teach anything that breaks the beliefs of their benefactors. This implies that their teachings may not be totally genuine or unbiased, as they are influenced by the opinions of their payers. Wright suggests that true knowledge and understanding can just be achieved through independent thinking and questioning, rather than blindly following the teachings of worked with preachers.
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