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"The world holds two classes of men -- intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence."
(Abu'l-Ala-Al-Ma'arri, Syrian poet / 973-1057)

"If Atheism is a religion, then health is a disease!"
(Clark Adams )

"I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously."
(Douglas Adams / 1952-2001 / The Salmon of Doubt)

"Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience."
(Felix Adler, philosopher, Columbia University professor / 1895-1960)

"Church, said someone, is the theatre of people. Mass is a musical drama whose musical fable does not interest any more, but that still pleases with the architectural forms, music and processions. I only see, among our real arts, the military parade that has as much power than mass."
(Emile Chartier, called Alain / 1868-1951 / Words on Religion, The Theatre of Humanity, December 16, 1922)

Quotes of Woody Allen (born in 1935), movies actor, comedian, director (U.S.A.)

"Kill them all, God will recognize his own."
(Arnald Amalric, Papal Legate / 1150-1225/ during the Albigensian Crusade)

"Saintleness is also a temptation."
(Jean Anouilh / 1910-1987)"

"Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches."
(Thomas Aquinas / 1225-1274 / Summa Theologica)

"I suggest that the anthropomorphic god-idea is not a harmless infirmity of human thought, but a very noxious fallacy, which is largely responsible for the calamities the world is at present enduring"
(William Archer / 1667-1735 / Theology and War)

"'Theocracy' has always been the synonym for a bleak and narrow, if not a fierce and blood-stained tyranny."
(William Archer / 1667-1735)

"All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science."
(Matthew Arnold / 1822-1888 / Literature and Dogma)

"Miracles do not happen."
(Matthew Arnold / 1822-1888 / Literature and Dogma)

Quotes of Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), science fiction author (U.S.A.)

"All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers."
(Michael A. Bakunin / 1814-1876 / God and the State / 1871)

"Theology created the fiction of Satan which represents the revolt if an infinite being against the existence of an absolute infinity, against God."
(Mikhaïl A. Bakunine / 1814-1876)

"But if Satan speaks sometimes, God keep silent, always. We have to find the answers alone."
(René Barjavel / 1911-1985 / The charmer / 1984)

"To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin."
(Robert Cardinal Bellarmine / 1542-1621 / at the trial of Galileo in 1615)

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