atheism without the “A”

“If we go back to the beginning, we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm and deceit adorned them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them; and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests.  If the ignorance of nature gave birth to gods; then knowledge of nature is calculated to destroy them.”
— Paul-Henri, baron d'Holbach, 1723-1789 • System of Nature, 1770

Sam Harris at Atheist Alliance International 2007 Conference