communist philosophers and politicians like Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Mao-tse Tung (though
curiously the communists of Bengal have refused to support Nasreen in her cause) and many
of the founding fathers of the United States, like Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine, who
did not consider themselves to be Christians. Thomas Jefferson writes that "the Bible
God is a being of terrific character, cruel, vindictive, capricious and unjust."
Thomas Paine writes of the Bible that "it would be more consistent that we call it
the work of a demon than the word of God."
If Christians insisted that books which criticized their faith or holy book had to be
banned, such as Muslims are doing today, thousands of books would have to be banned,
including many of the most famous literary and philosophical works in the West.