Daily Dose of Ingersoll

Intelligent people would ask not for rewards, but reasons.
Only hypocrites would ask for the money.

Yet, according to the New Testament, Christ offered a reward
to those who would believe, and this promised reward was to take
the place of evidence. When Christ made this promise he forgot,
ignored, or held in contempt the rectitude of a brave, free and
natural soul.

The declaration that salvation is the reward for belief is
inconsistent with mental freedom, and could have been made by no
man who thought that evidence sustained the slightest relation to
belief.

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Truth” (1897)