• Paganism is that view of life which finds the highest goal of human existence in the healthy and harmonious and joyous development of existing human faculties. Very different is the Christian ideal. Paganism is optimistic with regard to unaided human nature, whereas Christianity is the religion of the broken heart.

    John Gresham Machen (1923). “Christianity and Liberalism”, p.65, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing