" Religion is still useful among the herd, that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be. "
" Christianity set itself the goal of fulfilling man's unattainable desires, but for that very reason ignored his attainable desires ...by teaching him to trust in God's help it took away his trust in his own powers. "
" If you think you already have the absolute truth ...then you can no longer learn. Absolute truth is immutable, and that is the most tragic thing of all about the predations that all of the world's religions have tended to visit upon the Human Race. "
" Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. "
" Throughout theological history we have been assured by religious leaders that if we perform certain rituals, repeat certain prayers or mantras, conform to certain patterns, suppress our desires, control our thoughts, sublimate our passions, limit our appetites and refrain from sexual indulgence, we shall, after sufficient torture of the mind and body, find something beyond this little life. "
" Every individual is made in the image of God, insofar as he or she is a rational and free creature capable of knowing God and loving him. "