“To say that I am not a "fan" of organized religion is putting it mildly. To be an atheist is almost as arrogant as to be a fundamentalist. But, then again, I can get pretty arrogant.”
In an earlier age, a Deist of Pope's beliefs would have been tried and either burned or hanged for impiety. Today, no longer having the power to do that, they embrace him as a "Catholic poet."