• The New Testament is a brutal destroyer of human illusions. If you follow Jesus and don't end up dead, it appears you have some explaining to do. The stark signifier of the human condition is one who spoke up for love and justice and was done to death for his pains. The traumatic truth of human history is a mutilated body.

    Terry Eagleton (2014). “Reason, Faith, & Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate”, p.27, Yale University Press