I Am Trying Here To Prevent Anyone Saying The Really Foolish Thing That People Often Say About Him

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I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing
that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great
moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God. That is the one
thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of
things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a
lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he
would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was,
and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut
Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can
fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any
patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left
that open to us. He did not intend to.
-- C. S. Lewis