A quote from the liberal theologian, Martin Marty, stated during a conference on the role of organized religion.

Unbelievers play a role similar to the multiple houses of the government - to provide checks and balances. Because a non-religious person isn't going to want to put up with a religion that is a burden.

When a religion attempts to remove unbelievers it is a sure sign of danger - a warning.

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