"The last superstition of the human mind is the superstition that religion in
itself is a good thing, though it might be free from dogma. I believe, however,
that the religious feeling, as feeling, is wrong, and the civilized man will
have nothing to do with it. . . . [When the] shadow of religion disappeared
forever . . . I felt that I was free from a disease."
-- Samuel Porter Putnam, My Religious Experience, 1891