Burroughs wrote, "Of the hereafter I have no conception. This life is enough for me" and "Our civilization is not founded upon Christianity; it is founded upon reason and science."
“Dissent is the mark of freedom,” wrote Bronowski, “These freedoms of tolerance have never been notable..., even when the dogma was Christian. Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetimes.”