David Hume: I am in the flames! Sir Thomas Scott: Until this moment, I thought there was neither God nor hell; now I know and feel that there are both, and I am doomed to perdition by the just judgment of the Almighty! Thomas Paine: I would give worlds if I had them, that The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help me! Christ, help me! . . No, don't leave; stay with me! Send even a child to stay with me; for I am on the edge of Hell here alone. If ever the Devil had an agent, I have been that one. Voltaire [to his doctor]: I am abandoned by God and man; I will give you half of what I am worth if you will give me six months' life. [Doc says no dice] Then I shall die and go to hell! And many more, I assume! Normally, I'd say that anyone would go mad on their death bed, or become uncertain of their convictions and become frightened, or I'd call shenanigans on the whole thing; but fuck me if reading this didn't scare the shit outta me!