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It's a quote from French poet Charles Pierre Baudelaire.

It has to do with ontological arguments. In Christianity, God is said to be omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing) and omnibenevolent (all good). But how could a being such as this exist if there are disasters and evils in the world? A purely good being that knows all and has the power to stop evil would not allow them. Ergo the devil must exist to explain evil acts. Without the devil, you can't have God.

So by convincing the world that he didn't exist he convinces the world that God doesn't exist.

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