Sunday, January 17, 2010
An Interesting Thought
“Communism, my friend, is more than Marxism, just as Catholicism is more than the Roman Curia. There is a mystique as well as a politick. Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate.” -Graham Greene
I found this on a quote database thing, and I'm very puzzled by the idea. I think I actually agree with him. I do see a lot of similarity between Communism and Catholicism, both of them are all consuming and spoken ill of in popular American culture. They're both complete ways of being. I am not a Communist at all, I just thought it was interesting to note the similarities of form they share. Greene seems to be an interesting character, a Catholic author who I would like to read.