“You have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.”
To a census-taker, who asked him in 1872 if he was a Catholic, Hugo replied, "No. A Freethinker." Hugo predicted that Christianity would soon disappear, but men would still believe in God.