“Zeal and sincerity can carry a new religion further than any other missionary except fire and sword”
“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.”
Bishop Desmond Tutu
“Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not”
“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”
Henry Louis Mencken
“We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.”
Pearl S. Buck
“The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already”
“That was one of the things she held against missionaries: how they stressed Christ's submission to humiliation, and so had conditioned the people of Africa to humiliation by the white man”
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