As a set of cognitive beliefs, religion is a speculative
hypothesis of an extremely low order of probability.
-- Sidney Hook,
The Partisan Review,
has developed more as a consequence of the impotence of religions to
impose their dogmas on each other than as a consequence of spiritual
humility in the quest for understanding first and last things.
-- Sidney Hook, "Religious Liberty From the
Viewpoint of a Secular Humanist" in Religious Conflict in America
edited by Earl Raab (1964) p. 141, from Albert J. Menendez and Edd Doerr,
The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom