Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he'll think it has a soul.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
I do not see in religion the mystery of the incarnation so much as the mystery of the social order. It introduces into the thought of heaven an idea of equalization, which saves the rich from being massacred by the poor.
Policemen and prisons ought never to be the means used to bring men back to the practice of religion.
All religions have been made by men.