Close to four centuries ago, Voltaire observed that if we believe in absurdities, we shall commit atrocities and that praying to God was to flatter oneself that with words one can alter nature. For Voltaire, religion was the invention of the first fraud who came across an idiot. Generations and centuries later many men the world over, most of them much less articulate, are still having to make the exact same case. Worse, the existing hegemony tends to make them use jargonized, even intellectually dishonest phrasing. It is a rather remarkable circumstance.