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Kay Nolte Smith

  • The tragedy is that every brain cell devoted to belief in the supernatural is a brain cell one cannot use to make life richer or easier or happier.

    • Kay Nolte Smith,
    • speech (1983), in Annie Laurie Gaylor, ed., Women Without Superstition "No Gods--No Masters": The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ()
  • Human beings need a code of good and evil to live by, and whatever else the church has had to abandon over the centuries, it has convinced most of the world that morality belongs to religion. ... reason is for use in the practical world of science and commerce, but when it comes to moral issues — the most personally important kind of truth — then one looks to faith. Or at least, one turns away from reason.

    • Kay Nolte Smith,
    • speech (1983), in Annie Laurie Gaylor, ed., Women Without Superstition "No Gods--No Masters": The Collected Writings of Women Freethinkers of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ()

Kay Nolte Smith, U.S. writer

(1932 - 1993)