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Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense. - Voltaire


You must believe in God, in spite of what the clergy say. - Benjamin Jowett


The clergy believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly: For I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny known to the mind of man. - Thomas Jefferson


It is indolence. Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine. - Jane Austen


A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. - Carl Sagan


My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you. - Benjamin Jowett


We are always making God our accomplice so that we may legalize our own inequities. Every successful massacre is consecrated by a Te Deum, and the clergy have never been wanting in benedictions for any victorious enormity. - Henri Frederic Amiel


It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation. - Jane Austen