"I think the central problem of any religion is that the founders of religion are always extraordinarily intelligent people. And what you notice as you get older, is that extraordinarily intelligent people are not literal minded. And the great problem with religion is when what is said by the founder of the religion, which was supposed to be taken metaphorically, is taken literally. And that’s when you get complete nonsense being made of what the founder of the religion said – and indeed people claiming, more or less, that the founder of the religion said the opposite of what they believe, except they haven’t realized that."
– John Cleese