Quotation by Pierre Bayle

Theologians should not be ashamed to admit that they cannot enter a contest with such antagonists [the sceptics], and that they do not want to expose the Gospel truths to such an attack. The ship of Jesus Christ is not made for sailing on this stormy sea, but for taking shelter from this tempest in the haven of faith.
Pierre Bayle (1647–1706), French great modern sceptical thinker. Historical and Critical Dictionary, "Clarification C," p. 423, Selections, trans. by R.H. Popkin, Hackett, Indianapolis (1991).
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