Very funny that sentiment should come up, though - between the pious apologists and the carping critics I referenced earlier, it's very clear just who first tried wearing down the other, to anyone with grasp of reality unwarped by personal ideology. I mean, anyone wants to know my motivation, you couldn't say it better than that phrase, macaronic or not.
But I gotta thank Monty W for the true gem: CASTIGAT RIDENDO MORES - laughing corrects morals, the basis for all great satire. The best way to change the rules is to point out how absurd they are, as Monty put it.
Yessir, I like that one very much.