it is the dogma that is the drama – not beautiful phrases, nor comforting sentiments, nor vague aspirations to loving kindness and uplift, nor the promise of something nice after death – but the terrifying assertion that the same God who made the world lived in the world and passed the grave and gate of death. Show that to the heathen, and they may not believe it; but at least they may realize that here is something a man might be glad to believe.
– Dorothy Sayers, Creed Or Chaos? and Other Essays, p. 24
Your Correspondent, Learned the Creed young