The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor

O'Connor, Flannery, ed. Sally Fitzgerald

Vintage, 1980

p. 479

“One of the effects of modern liberal Protestantism has been gradually to turn religion into poetry and therapy, to make truth vaguer and vaguer and more and more relative, to banish intellectual distinctions, to depend on feeling instead of thought, and gradually to come to believe that God has no power, that he cannot communicate with us, indeed has not done so, and that religion is our own sweet invention. . . . .Of course, I am a Catholic and I believe the opposite of all this.”