CUSINS: By the way, have you any religion?
UNDERSHAFT: Only that there are two things necessary to Salvation.
CUSINS [disappointed, but polite]: Ah, the Church Catechism. Charles Lomax also belongs to the Established Church.
UNDERSHAFT: The two things are—
CUSINS: Baptism and— UNDERSHAFT: No. Money and gunpowder. CUSINS [surprised, but interested] That is the general opinion of our governing classes. The novelty is hearing any man confess it.
UNDERSHAFT: Just so.
CUSINS: Excuse me: is there any lace in your religion for honor, justice, truth, love, mercy, and so forth?
UNDERSHAFT: Yes: they are the graces and luxuries of a rich, strong, and safe life.