Although the enlightened principles of the Encyclopédie are
obvious to anyone who peruses the text, it's atheism is a bit more subtle... but very real.
example, under the entry for Anthropophagy
(slick word for cannibalism
there is a reference
to the entry on Transubstantiation
(slick word for the
ritual of eating a cracker which supposedly is a small piece
's body). Get it? Cannibalism...
I'm sure the authority figures looked right over that one, and those who were enlightened enough to understand had quite a chuckle.