George Herbert Wells, The Fate of man : an unemotional statement of the thing that are happening to him now, and of the immediate possibilities confronting him, New York, Longmans, Green and Co. 1939.
The Catholic Church emerged from these formative centuries as an organization of very considerable tenacity, but intellectually it was already the most extraordinary jumbles of absurdities and incompatibilities that has ever exercised and perplexed the human intelligence. It accumulated accretions like a caddis worm. Still –though now with more deliberation- it assimilates. At a very early stage it developed sexual obsessions unknown to its cognate Judaism.