"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."
—Seneca The Younger (4BCE to 65CE)
"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own."
Poverty: The vow taken by members of the Roman Catholic Church (you know them, right? Biggest land-owners on the planet?)
Once upon a time, Christianity created its own enemy and called it Satanism. Everything was a matter of good and evil, plain and simple, black and white . . . but this is a gray world. The two extremes, Christ and Satan, finally merged in the Christian militia. There was always a powerful attraction there; now it's been fulfilled. Christ and Anti-Christ in one. Only took two thousand years.
—Seal, Dad's Nuke
"We have no need for military might. We wield two of the sharpest swords ever forged: Faith in our left hand, Wealth in our right."
Priest: Is God a jar of strawberry preserves, a size 12 sneaker, a footlong Hogie, an all-expense paid trip to Brazil, or a NEWWW CARRRRR!?
Choice number 6: None of the above, it's a trick question.