„After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me.“

— Fidel Castro, Context: When I was a young boy, my father taught me that to be a good Catholic, I had to confess at church if I ever had impure thoughts about a girl. That very evening, I had to rush to confess my sin. And the next night, and the next. After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me. As quoted in The Atheist's Bible (2007) edited by Joan Konner, p. 62

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