The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but the people outside the
household of the faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for
whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they
find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining
his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books and matters concern-
ing the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think
their pages are full of falsehoods on facts which they themselves have learned from experience in
the light of reason?