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Definition of Religion

  RELIGION   noun
A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
  'What is your religion my son?' inquired the Archbishop of Rheims.
  'Pardon, monseigneur,' replied Rochebriant; 'I am ashamed of it.'
  'Then why do you not become an atheist?'
  'Impossible!  I should be ashamed of atheism.'
  'In that case, monsieur, you should join the Protestants.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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