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The Obvious Question About The French Revolution

A description of the Enlightenment that I have never forgotten describes it as AN AGE OF REASON THAT ENDED IN AN ORGY OF UNREASON.
Why did it happen that way? If we apply the principle of A GOOD TREE BEARS GOOD FRUIT, WHILE A BAD TREE BEARS BAD FRUIT, are we to conclude that the Age of Reason already carried within it the bacteria that would result in the calamity that started on 14 July 1789?

God is subtle, but He is not malicious. (Albert Einstein)