"For ages, a deadly conflict has been waged between a few brave men and women
of thought and genius upon the one side, and the great ignorant religious
mass on the other. This is the war between Science and Faith. The few have
appealed to reason, to honor, to law, to freedom, to the known, and to
happiness here in this world. The many have appealed to prejudice, to fear,
to miracle, to slavery, to the unknown, and to misery hereafter. The few have
said, "Think!" The many have said, "Believe!"
[Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Gods", 1872]