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    Chesterton on Mormonism

    Noted Christian philosopher and author G. K. Chesterton once explained Mormonism to his British audience in this way: “A number of dull, earnest, ignorant, black-coated men with chimney-pot hats, chin beards or mutton-chop whiskers, managed to reproduce in their own souls the richness and the peril of an ancient Oriental experience.”

    The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, volume 29, ed. Lawrence J. Clipper, 88. From 13 May 1911 article in The Illustrated London News.