To put it very simply and bluntly, I must ask if I believe that the four Gospels tell the truth. My answer to this is: ‘Yes.’ So I believe in an absurdity, that Jesus rose from the dead? Just answer without any of those evasions and artful tricks employed by theologians: ‘Yes or no?’ I answer: ‘Yes,’ and by that response I nullify death’s omnipotence. 

Czeslaw Milosz, ‘If Only This Could Be Said’

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