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It is by far the most elegant worship, hardly excepting the Greek mythology. What with incense, pictures, statues, altars, shrines, relics, and the real presence, confession, absolution, -- there is something sensible to grasp at. Besides, it leaves no possibility of doubt; for those who swallow their Deity, really and truly, in transubstantiation, can hardly find any thing else otherwise than easy of digestion. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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All human life is here, but the Holy Ghost seems to be somewhere else. Anthony Burgess

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To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics. Mary McCarthy

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It is a dogma of the Roman Church that the existence of God can be proved by natural reason. Now this dogma would make it impossible for me to be a Roman Catholic. If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him. Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination -- everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. John Adams

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Our religion is itself profoundly sad -- a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language -- so long as he knows anguish and is a painter. Charles Baudelaire

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Good strong thick stupefying incense-smoke! Robert Browning

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The thing with Catholicism, the same as all religions, is that it teaches what should be, which seems rather incorrect. This is what should be. Now, if you're taught to live up to a what should be that never existed -- only an occult superstition, no proof of this should be -- then you can sit on a jury and indict easily, you can cast the first stone, you can burn Adolf Eichmann, like that! Lenny Bruce

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Look through the whole history of countries professing the Romish religion, and you will uniformly find the leaven of this besetting and accursed principle of action -- that the end will sanction any means. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery. Thomas Fuller

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She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

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Catholicism is not a soothing religion. It's a painful religion. We're all gluttons for punishment. Madonna

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One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up. George Orwell

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She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.

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Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him.