Alfred Hitchcock...recoils in horror
Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion is a rivetting and rational read. And while I disagree with his conclusions, because he bases all his assertions on the mob mentality of religions without taking into account the individual spirituality that a lot of people subscribe to, one story he relays about Alfred Hitchcock had me in stitches:
"Alfred Hitchcock, who was raised Catholic and had a lifelong disdain for religion, was driving through a Swiss city when he suddenly pointed out of the car window and said: "That is the most frightening sight I have ever seen!". Coming from the master of horror, this promised to be quite a sight and his companion turned around to look. He was surprised to see nothing more alarming than a priest in conversation with a little boy, his hand on the child's shoulder.
"Run, little boy," cried Hitchcock, leaning all the way out of the car. "Run for your life!"