"When I think about atheist friends...they seem to me like people who have no ear for music, or who have never been in love.... These unbelievers are simply missing out on something that is not difficult to grasp. Perhaps it is too obvious to understand: obvious, as lovers feel it was obvious that they should have come together, or obvious as the final resolution of a fugue."
- A. N. Wilson, contemporary scholar-writer, from "Why I Believe Again"
(Painting: "The Triumph of Faith," by Charles Le Brun, c.1660)