Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quotes: Religion (7)

Religion 167 "The Pastor…the Reverend John Jennison Drew, M.A., D.D., LL.D. …for the Saturday edition of the Evening Advocate…wrote editorials on 'The Manly Man’s Religion' and 'The Dollars and Sense Value of Christianity.' " Lewis, Babbitt.

Religion 169 "If you had asked Babbitt what his religion was, he would have answered in sonorous Boosters’-Club rhetoric, 'My religion is to serve my fellow men, to honor my brother as myself and to do my bit to make life happier for one and all…I’m a member of the Presbyterian Church, and naturally, I accept its doctrines…There’s no use discussing and arguing about religion; it just stirs up bad feeling.' ” Lewis, Babbitt.

Religion 163 "He [Goldstein] was not religious, and yet he believed in a God, a personal God with whom he could quarrel, and whom he could certainly upbraid." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead.

Religion 8 "He had inherited from his mother some acquaintance with medical herbs and their preparation ...but of late years he had had doubts about the lawfulness of applying this knowledge, believing that herbs could have no efficacy without prayer, and that prayer might suffice without herbs...." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

Religion 101 "The inhabitants of Raveloe were not severely regular in their church-going and perhaps there was hardly a person in the parish who would not have held that to go to church every Sunday in the calendar would have shown a greedy desire to stand well with Heaven, and get an undue advantage over their neighbors...." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

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