Deeper Meaning

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Deeper meaning resides in the fairytales
told me in my childhood than in any truth
that is taught in life.

–Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

No marks of fiction

1337544791Jewish authors would never have invented either that style nor that morality; and the Gospel has marks of truth so great, so striking, so utterly inimitable, that the invention of it would be more astonishing than the hero… Shall we suppose that the evangelical history is a mere fiction? Indeed it bears no marks of fiction; on the contrary, the history of Socrates, which no one presumes to doubt, is not so well attested to as that of Jesus Christ.

— Jean Jacques Rousseau