Voltaire was a french enlightenment philosopher who saw the money hungry and cruel Catholic church as thr true source of societies corruptions. He was a symbol of Free Speech as in his time, people who openly preached against the catholic church were sent to jail. He didnt care if he went to jail (which he did on many occasions), he just wanted his voice to be heard and for people to stand up for what is right. He is a personal hero of mine and I'm sure he is of many other people around the world.
"As long as there has been worship of one [single] God, There has been killing in his name." - Dan Brown
Dan Brown is also a very gutsy guy as he has shown the world solid proof of the lies and corruptions of Christianities reign on human history. the above quotation is from a charactar in his best selling novel, The DaVinci Code.
"To all those people who are always praising the past, especially times of faith at best, Ought to go and live in the middle ages, and be burnt at the stake as witches and sages." - Stevie Smith (Florence Margaret Smith)
"Were I to tell the full and detailed story of how the supposed followers of the Christian God of Love have smeared their blood-stained hands over the pages of human history, I would be accused of anti-Christian prejudice. Yet every detail of such an accusation could be supported by documentary evidence, in sickening abundance." - Doreen Valiente