Contrary to popular teachings, the Christian idea is not about faith in a bunch of ‘doctrines’ dreamt up by early church daddies, but in the closeness of Jesus, in the goodness of people despite our badnesses, in the conviction that despite all the evidence to the contrary, at some point God will sit everyone down and say, “Look, I can explain everything.”

Quote from The Church English Dictionary by Martin Wroe, Adrian Reith & Simon Parke (Minstrel, 1991)