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Re: Man's inhumanity to man

Posted by Baceseras on February 27, 2010 at 20:45

In Reply to: Man's inhumanity to man posted by John R. Carpenter on February 27, 2010 at 19:16:

: "More man's inhumanity to man has been done in the name of religion than any other cause."
: Here is another similar phrase. The only posted source I can find is by:
: Bratten, Frances C. . "A letter from Germany". Dickinson Newspaper. Dickinson News. This was from a newspaper clipping quoting Sgt. Richard L. Carpenter's letter home from Germany to his mother. Carpenter is citing a quote from 1929. Date is not on clipping but letter written home "... in January 1955."
: Does anyone have a better source?

["Man's inhumanity to man" is a phrase from a poem by Robert Burns (late 18th century). The phrase quickly became proverbial, probably because so many things call it to mind. - Baceseras.]