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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1729
AUTHOR: Thomas H. Moorer (1912–)
QUOTATION: An atheist could not be as great a military leader as one who is not an atheist.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS H. MOORER, as reported by The Washington Post, April 29, 1970, p. C1.

Admiral Moorer, then chairman-designate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified in U.S. District Court supporting the policy of compulsory chapel attendance at the service academies.
SUBJECTS: Soldiers