'If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him
as less of an insult than religion.'
(Edmond de Goncourt, 1822-96)
'I prefer rationalism to atheism.
The question of God and other objects-of-faith
are outside reason
and play no part in rationalism,
thus you don't have to waste your time
in either attacking or defending.'
(Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992)