• To claim that the souls of men will be happy or unhappy after the death of the body, is to pretend that man will be able to see without eyes, to hear without ears, to taste without a palate, to smell without a nose, and to feel without hands and without skin. Nations who believe themselves very rational, adopt, nevertheless, such ideas.

    Paul-Henri Thiry Baron d'Holbach, Voltaire , Voltaire, Anna Knoop, L. W. De Laurence, Jean Meslier (2010). “Superstition in All Ages”, p.148,