| Quote #10
These people made a captive of the spurious holy man named Bokonon. They brought him here, placed him at their center, and commanded him to tell them exactly what God Almighty was up to and what they should now do. The mountebank told them that God was surely trying to kill them, and that they should have the good manners to die. (120.16)
And now for the darker side of religion. Although most of the novel discusses how religion can be a good, decent thing, this section does make you stop and wonder about the power religion can have over people.