Saturday, April 17, 2004

When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the religion of amulets and holy places and priestcraft*: Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes.

- C.S. Lewis

*In no way am I disparaging sacramentals, holy places or the apostolic ministry - that God, who became man, works through matter including places 'where prayer has been valid' as T.S. Eliot wrote. Lewis obviously was referring to all these being knocked off their foundation and purpose and degenerating into hysteria and superstition.

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