“Priest: The priest is a traitor who uses the Gospel as a threat to ransom your money . . . a hypocrite wearing a cross and using it as a sword to cut your veins . . . a wolf disguised in lambskin . . . a glutton who respects the table more than the altars . . . a gold hungry creature who follows the Dinar to the farthest land . . . a cheat pilfering from widows and orphans. He is a queer being, with an eagle’s beak, a tiger’s clutches, a hyena’s teeth and a viper’s clothes. Take the Book away from him and tear his raiment off and do whatever you wish unto him; then place in his hand one Dinar, and he will forgive you smilingly."
Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) ----