He spent considerable time at his clubs; his favorite was the Stuyvesant, because, as he explained to me, its membership was drawn largely from the political and commercial ranks, and he was never drawn into a discussion which required any mental effort
I trust the clergy are not involved in this problem. They're notoriously unscientific. One can't attack them with mathematics.
Giving full rein to one's cynicism as one goes along produces a normal outlet and maintains an emotional equilibrium.