Uncommon sense is common nonsense.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Many great religions, Pagan and Christian, have insisted on wine. Only one, I think, has insisted on Soap. You will find it in the New Testament attributed to the Pharisees.
All other societies die finally and with dignity. We die daily. We are always being born again with almost indecent obstetrics.
If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other--the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.
Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.