Now then let the Papists, in order to extenuate their vices as much as possible, deny, if they can, that the state of religion is as much vitiated and corrupted with them as it was in the kingdom of Israel under Jeroboam. They have a grosser idolatry, and in doctrine are not one whit more pure; rather, perhaps, they are even still more impure. — John Calvin
You may not agree with Calvin (and these days, on this, who could?) but you always know exactly what he thinks. And that’s a virtue widely lost among theologians of the present.
[PS- I read this and immediately thought of Jeremy Thompson. I don’t know why].