What were Voltaire's beliefs about religion?

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Voltaire is one of the most famous Enlightenment thinkers. During this time, traditional, religiously-guided culture was met head-on with the newfound passion for scientific thought. Through his writings, Voltaire attacked the Catholic Church and other forms of organized religion. In this time, it was still quite difficult to separate oneself entirely from Christianity, and to proclaim oneself a nonbeliever was dangerous. Voltaire's personal religious identity was most likely deism— the belief that there...

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