H. L. Mencken

To sum up:
1. The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.

— H. L. Mencken
Mencken, H.L. (1920). "Coda". Smart Set, December.