“Arise, O people, and, by the power of God’s might,
resolve to gain the victory over your own selves,
that haply the whole earth may be freed and sanctified
from its servitude to the gods of its idle fancies –
gods that have inflicted such loss upon, and are
responsible for the misery of, their wretched worshipers.
These idols form the obstacle that impedeth man
in his efforts to advance in the path of perfection.”