Why not give Christianity a trial? The question seems a hopeless one after 2,000 years of resolute adherence to the old cry of ‘Not this man, but Barabbas.’ Yet it is beginning to look as if Barabbas was a failure, in spite of his strong right hand, his victories, his empires, his millions of money, and his moralities and churches and political constitutions. ‘This man’ has not been a failure yet; for nobody has ever been sane enough to try his way.

– George Bernard Shaw

Androcles and the Lion, Preface.