I appreciate your respectful response. In context, I found the only reasonable interpretation of the statement was a reference to people who would ask the question, "What language did god speak?" seriously. Not a reference to all people who consider themselves religious. I understand that you interpreted it differently. Nonetheless, the definition of "religion" includes belief in a supernatural universe. This is at best unscientific and at worst antiscientific, since science defines the natural universe as a closed system. I stand on the principle that since this is a place of science, we have a right and perhaps an obligation to be hostile to religion. And I realize that this may appear to be going off topic, but it is about the definition of some important words.