• It is impossible to repristinate a past world picture by sheer resolve, especially a mythical world picture, now that all of our thinking is irrevocably formed by science. A blind acceptance of New Testament mythology would be simply arbitrariness; to make such acceptance a demand of faith would be to reduce faith to a work.

    "New Testament and Mythology and Other Basic Writings". Book by Rudolf Bultmann (pp. 3-4), 1984.