simply bent on attaining their covetous aims by means of this
activity of ours. All this obliged me to doubt the validity of our
Moreover, having begun to doubt the truth of the authors'
creed itself, I also began to observe its priests more attentively,
and I became convinced that almost all the priests of that
religion, the writers, were immoral, and for the most part men of
bad, worthless character, much inferior to those whom I had met in
my former dissipated and military life; but they were self-