„Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable.“

As quoted in Kemalizm, Laiklik ve Demokrasi [Kemalism, Laicism and Democracy] (1994) by Ahmet Taner Kışlalı
Contexte: Religion is an important institution. A nation without religion cannot survive. Yet it is also very important to note that religion is a link between Allah and the individual believer. The brokerage of the pious cannot be permitted. Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight. Know that whatever conforms to reason, logic, and the advantages and needs of our people conforms equally to Islam. If our religion did not conform to reason and logic, it would not be the perfect religion, the final religion.

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Who neither of them owns
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—  Arthur Stanley Eddington British astrophysicist 1882 - 1944

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„All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013

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„Cruelty and intolerance to those who do not belong to it are natural to every religion.“

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„The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality.“

—  Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016

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„The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts:
Those with brains, but no religion,
And those with religion, but no brains.“

—  Al-Maʿarri Medieval Arab philosopher 973 - 1057

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