• Some bolder spirits, indeed, might be expected to despise the cautious moderation of these timid reasoners, and to pronounce decisively, that the Bible was a forgery, while the generality, professing to believe it genuine, should, less consistently, be satisfied with remaining ignorant of its contents, and when pressed, should discover themselves by no means to believe many of the most important particulars contained in it.

    William Wilberforce (1820). “Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians ...: Contrasted with Real Christianity ...”, p.237