"If there are those who can waft their souls to God on Vedic hymns (Sacred Hindu texts), or toil upwards by the steps of Gentile metaphysics, far be it from me to question the efficacy of the exercise; it may be possibly as good for them as singing the Athanasian Creed. (Creed of the early church Father).
But for myself, both conviction and feeling keep me close to the poetry and piety of Christendom. It is my native air, and in no other can I breathe; and wherever it passes, it so mellows the soil and feeds the roots of character, and nurtures such grace and balance of affection, that to look for any climate similarly rich in elements of the perfect life, will be for me, to look in vain." James Martineau.