19 November 2009

Daily Quotation

'Rome indeed, has not only preserved the original poetry in Christianity; it has also made capital additions to that poetry--for example, the poetry of the saints, of Mary, and of the liturgy itself.  A solemn high Mass must be a thousand times as impressive to a man with any genuine religious sense in him, as the most powerful sermon ever roared under the big-top...  In the face of such overwhelming beauty, it is not necessary to belabor the faithful with logic; they are better convinced by letting them alone.'
~ H. L. Mencken - 'Holy Writ' from H. L. Mencken's Smart Set Criticism ~

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