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Voltaire was against the idea of an organized religion, and more specifically the Catholic Church at the time. He was a firm believer in a that the church has lost it's way, and therefor signed every letter signed with, "Crush the Horrible Thing," to both make his opinion obvious and spreading this idea to others.

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Voltaire used the phrase "Crush the Horrible Thing" to advocate for the destruction of injustice, superstition, and intolerance in society. He believed in the power of reason and progress to overcome the oppressive forces that hindered human freedom and enlightenment.

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Crush the Church.

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