„God, to me, it seems
is a verb,
not a noun,
proper or improper.“

No More Secondhand God (1963)
1960s

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Buckminster Fuller3
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—  Gaio Valerio Catullo, list of poems by Catullus

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—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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