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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine
But a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing their oppressors in Church and State.
Thomas Jefferson
Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches
St. Thomas Aquinas
Give the church a place in the Constitution, let her touch once more the sword of power, and the priceless fruit of all ages will turn to ashes on the lips of men
Robert Green Ingersoll
I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sailors ought never to go to church. They ought to go to hell, where it is much more comfortable.
H. G. Wells
Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, and the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains
Robert Green Ingersoll
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
Igor Stravinsky
The churches must learn humility as well as teach it.
George Bernard Shaw
The credulity of the church is decreasing, and the most marvelous miracles are not either 'explained,' or allowed to take refuge behind the mistakes of the translators, or hide in the drapery of allegory
Robert Green Ingersoll
The observances of the church concerning feasts and fasts are tolerably well kept, since the rich keep the feasts and the poor the fasts
Philip Sidney
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