Religion 16 "I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching." Emerson. 1841. Gross, ed.
Religion 19 "Religion consists of believing that everything that happens is extraordinarily important." Cesare Pavese. 1935-50. Gross, ed.
Religion 19 "Archbishop defined: A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ." H. L. Mencken. Portable Curmudgeon. You can expect that kind of cynicism from Mencken. He's probably half right.
Religion 66 "Organized Christianity has probably done more to retard the ideals that were its founder’s than any other agency in the world." Richard Le Gallienne. Portable Curmudgeon.
Religion 66 "The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." G. K. Chesterton. Portable Curmudgeon.