> "Bitter" Bierce was as skeptical of the Christian church as he was of any other institution.
You're right, of course. Bierce spares no one, and his attitude towards Christianity comes out clearly later in the article. I was merely enjoying his dig at the Religion of Peace.
Bierce's definition of a Christian: "One who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ insofar as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin ..."
The quote came up several years ago in connection with the kind of Christianity a recent ex-president practices.