“Jesus was one of these disturbing figures who spoke the truth and died because of it. However, if you put it to me that he didn’t exist he would still exist in a book and, to me, books are their own truth”—Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, author and thought leader.
There was more to this quote, however my voice recorder didn’t catch it. But, from memory, Holloway went on to say that the teachings of Jesus Christ would still be remarkable even if he was a fictional character, and that fictional characters can sometimes teach us as much, if not more, than real people.
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