I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe in the equality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.... I do not believe in the creed professed by any church I know of. All national institutions of churches whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish appear to me nothing more than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit.
"The Age of Reason" -- Thomas Paine