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“I will tell you who the real fanatics are: they are they who adopt false principles and ideas as facts, and try to establish a superstructure upon a false foundation. They are the fanatics; and however ardent and zealous they may be, they may reason or argue on false premises till doomsday, and the result will be false. If our religion is of this character we want to know it; we would like to find a philosopher who can prove it to us.”

Brigham Young – 24 July 1870, Journal of Discourses – Volume 13 (Liverpool, England: Horace S. Eldredge, 1871), 271.