Inquiry trumps faith.
"Every man either ti his terror or consolation has some sense of religion."
Lack of empirical evidence
Discovery trumps revelation.
"In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In the modern religions the spirit is express through the many and confirmed by reason."
Reason trumps custom.
"Christ rode on an ass, but now asses ride on Christ."
The argument from evil
Autonomy trumps piety.
"Human misery is too great for men to do without faith."