"I`m an atheist... I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It`s not enough to say that I don`t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I am offended by some of the things said in the Bible and the Qur`an, and I refute them." — Emma Thompson
Jane Cornwell interviewing Thompson, 'Acting on outspoken beliefs', The Australian, 15 October 2008, Features, Pg. 19 (accessed 11 February 2009).