The following are brilliant statements, expecially in light of the heinous crimes committed by the Roman Catholic Church, the failure of all (male-controlled) organized religion, mainly because no one ever practiced their religious beliefs. For example, Christianity is a non-violent religion, yet "Christians" have never had any problem killing others.
Another truth, at least indisputably true to me, is that Americans are the most controlled population in the history of this planet. Goethe's statement ( a great German writer for all you poorly educated Americans)says it all!
Napoleon said, and truer words were never spoken: "Religion is the only thing keeping the poor from murdering the rich."
Karl Marx said: "Religion is the opium of the masses."
Goethe said: "No people is more enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free."