If Jesus had lived in my time, every effort would have been made to persuade him to get rid of his soul. He would have been given the best of psychiatric counseling and told to go back to Galilee and take life more quietly. Most of the great heroes of the human race, if they had lived in my time and were caught, would have been given prefrontal lobotomies to rid them of their moral urgency, because[] we can no longer distinguish a great soul from a sick one.

A. Powell Davies, “An Age without a Soul”, in Without Apology: Collected Meditations on Liberal Religion, edited by Forrest Church