The Christian’s decision to see the world as ugly and evil has made the world ugly and evil.[quoting Nietzsche]
If I do not please, I cannot seduce. If I do not seduce, I cannot influence. If I do not influence, I repent.
A vagrant lays dying on a street corner. The government says to him: I’ll help you. The doctor says to him: I’ll cure you. His daughter says to him: I’ll give you money. His friend says to him: I’ll share my wine with you. And the Church says nothing to him. The Church is thinking about him.