Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.

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We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

Time spent with cats is never wasted.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.

Just as no one can be forced into belief so no one can be forced into unbelief.

Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.

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