Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quote

"I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men."

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Born: May 19, 1881

Die: November 10, 1938

Occupation: Former President of Turkey

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