i would hesitate to say Napoleon was truly a believer. He saw the Church as a useful tool. He dictated a Catechism , that said the believers should be thank for God who gave them Napoloen, poretty much divine right. His bulletins weere read from the pulpit. I leader doe snot have to be a beleiver to use the power of the church for his own ends.I disagree that the French revolution abolished Christianity. Napoleon himself was a Catholic and a believer in God, often citing the Bible as why he stood for equal rights. There is a difference between anti Clerical and anti Christian.