"Mankind has no need for gods. We find the one quite adequate.
" - Kirk
to Apollo (Who Mourns for Adonais)
This is like the whole "Starfleet is not military" thing, even though there is direct on-screen evidence to the contrary:
"I'm a soldier, not a diplomat.
" - Kirk to Ayelborne (Errand of Mercy)
The denial amuses me.