"Christian faith is a paradox which is the sum of paradoxes. Its passion mounts, like a surge of music, insubstantial and sustaining, between two great cries of the spirit -- the paradoxic sadness of 'Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief' and the paradoxic triumph of Tertullian's 'Credo quia impossibile
' (I believe because it is impossible). Religiously, its logic, human beyond rationality, is the expression of a need epitomized in the paradox of Solon weeping for his dead son. 'Why do you weep,' asked a friend,'since it cannot help?' Said Solon: 'That is why I weep -- because it cannot help.'"
-- Whittaker Chambers, in Witness