" It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. "
" I can't believe the special stories that have been made about our relationship with the universe at large. They seem to be too simple, too local, too provincial. "
" The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality. "
" It is religion that has bred the most bitter wars, the most arrant bigotry, the cruelest persecution, the foulest forms of man's inhumanity to man that history narrates. "
" Fabricating answers to unanswerable questions is the domain of religion. "
" When two men of science disagree, they do not invoke the secular arm; they wait for further evidence to decide the issue, because, as men of science, they know that neither is infallible. But when two theologians differ, since there are no criteria to which either can appeal, there is nothing for it but mutual hatred and an open or covert appeal to force. "