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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThere is only one honest impulse at the bottom of Puritanism, and that is the impulse to punish the man with a superior capacity for happiness

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteReligion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEvangelical Christianity, as everyone knows, is founded upon hate, as the Christianity of Christ was founded upon love

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteChristian theology is not only opposed to the scientific spirit; it is opposed to every other form of rational thinking

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quotePuritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIt is only the savage, whether of the African bush or of the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteChurch: A place in which gentlemen who have never been to Heaven brag about it to people who will never get there

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