Thanks to the advances in agricultural technology the old saying “man proposes, but God disposes” is no longer valid. From now on mankind will determine its own destiny, so it is told.
From this statement concrete antireligious inferences are drawn.
The “godless” farmer from the Kolkhozy or collective farms, which utilise modern agricultural techniques and better fertilizers, has produced bigger potatoes than the religious, independent, poor farmer or “muzhik“, and proceeds to place a sign on the border of his field with the words: “without God, without prayer, but using modern technique“. His son is a member of the Young Pioneer Organization and sneers at God and the orthodox priest.
source: Besboshnik u Stanka 1925, VIII, p 16