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""Spirituality," a term frequently used to describe the vaguest intimations of supernatural realities, is popularly considered a mark of virtue and is as hostile to atheism as religious belief. Spirituality, after all, is simply religion deinstitutionalized and shorn of any exclusionary doctrines. In a pluralistic marketplace, it has considerable appeal....
You can claim to be a spiritual person without professing loyalty to a particular dogma or even understanding it. Spirituality makes no intellectual demands; all that it requires is a general belief in immaterialism (which can be used to increase your material possessions)."

(Wendy Kaminer / The Last Taboo /1996)

"Who lives as a citizen, may write as a philosopher - but write as a philosopher, it is to teach materialism!"
(Julien Offray de La Mettrie / 1709-1751 / Preliminary Discourse)

"Without war, the world would slide dissoloutely into materialism."
(Helmuth von Moltke / 1800-1891)

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