Quotation by Samuel Butler

Christianity was only a very strong and singularly well-timed Salvation Army movement that happened to receive help from an unusual and highly dramatic incident. It was a Puritan reaction in an age when, no doubt, a Puritan reaction was much wanted; but like all sudden violent reactions, it soon wanted reacting against.
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 186, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).
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