Bertrand RussellWhen the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behaviour to sin; he does not say, ‘You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.’ He attempts to find out what is wrong and to set it right. An analogous way of treating human beings is, however, considered to be contrary to the truths of our holy religion.

Bertrand Russell “Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilizations?”(1930)