religious exploration Quotes

Two of the best book quotes about religious exploration
  1. #1
    “When I would complain about the kneeling, which was new to me—not to mention the abundance of litanies and recited creeds in the Episcopal service—Owen would tell me that I knew nothing. Not only did Catholics kneel and mutter litanies and creeds without ceasing, but they ritualized any hope of contact with God to such an extent that Owen felt they’d interfered with his ability to pray—to talk to God DIRECTLY, as Owen put it. And then there was confession! Here I was complaining about some simple kneeling, but what did I know about confessing my sins? Owen said the pressure to confess—as a Catholic—was so great that he’d often made things up in order to be forgiven for them.”
  2. #2
    “The Bible has this advantage over all other books that teach refinement and good manners: that it goes to the
    child. It goes to the mind at its most impressible and receptive age -- the others have to wait. ”