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So they say...

"More than half (58%) have an objection to faith schools, with 23% saying they should be banned completely and 35% saying they should not be funded by the state."

Opinium Research survey results of UK adults.

 

"At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking."

Hilary Clinton on 'the book that made you who you are today'.

 

"Is it a good thing to go along with the fantasies of childhood, magical as they are? Or should we be fostering a spirit of scepticism? Even fairy tales - there's a very interesting reason why a prince could not turn into a frog: it's statistically too improbable."

Professor Richard Dawkins.

 

"Why is it that when people who are not disabled want to commit suicide, we try to talk them out of it, but when a disabled person wants to, we focus on how to make that possible? People do change their mind"

Baroness Grey-Thompson.

 

"Northern Ireland drummed churches out of me. I do pray at night, but I don't know to what."

Paddy Ashdown.

 

"No geniuses have ever come from the kitchen. We are simply the bridge between nature and our clients."

Alain Ducasse, the first chef to carry three Michelin Stars in three cities. He has 21 in total.

 

"We know that there have been bad times between our two countries. But we would like you to understand that we admire and respect your Jesus Christ, we love your Virgin Mary; it's only the British Government we do not like!"

The Council of Mullahs at the Holy City of Qom, to the visiting Tam Dalyell.

 

"Jesus' and 'Jesus Christ' appeared to be commonplace and even mild terms for the majority, but for these people the abuse of these names is every bit as offensive as the use of racial terms for others."

Ofcom, reporting its research that discovered 'a small but vocal number of participants found the use of holy names unacceptable' on TV.