„The reality is that you're entitled to believe what you want as long as you're not imposing your beliefs on other people…. I don't think [atheists] need to shut up. The reason why I don't think they need to shut up is because there's a whole bunch of people in this world that we can look at and say they need to shut up and they certainly don't. You got everybody fighting for their own individual cause. This is their cause. We might not like it. I don't agree with it at all, but they do have a right.“
— Stephen A. Smith sports journalist 1967
Interview on Paula Zahn Now http://atheism.about.com/b/a/258728.htm (January 31, 2007).