„Christ was a Jew, and God, he is supposed to have made the universe. That's a little far-fetched because if God made the world, who made God?“

To Leon Goldensohn, April 6, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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„God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.“

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