Give me Catholicism every time. Father Cheeryble with his thurible; Father Chatterjee with his liturgy. What fun they have with all their charades and conundrums! If it weren't for the Christianity they insist on mixing in with it, I'd be converted tomorrow.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. Eustace Barnack, in Time Must Have a Stop, ch. 12 (1944).
Eustace Barnack is a recurring type in Huxley's fiction. Like Henry Wimbush in Chrome Yellow, Jeremy Pordage in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, and Mustapha Mond in Brave New World, he appreciates the esthetics of culture but rejects its moral implications.