What are some quotes about religion in If Beale Street Could Talk?

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Baldwin's religious skepticism is much in evidence throughout If Beale Street Could Talk. Religion is generally presented in the story as the possession of the smugly self-righteous, of people like Fonny's devout mother, whom Tish describes as a "sanctified Holy Roller" and who quotes Scripture at Tish disapprovingly. She even expresses the belief, right in Tish's face, that hers and Fonny's unborn child will shrivel in her womb.

Here, religious belief is weaponized to give divine sanction to outdated moral prejudices. It's...

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