Not to believe that there is a God or to believe that there is not a God is one thing; to resign oneself to there not being a God is another thing, and it is a terrible and inhuman thing; but not to wish that there be a God exceeds every other moral monstrosity; although, as a matter of fact, those who deny God deny Him because of their despair at not finding Him.

— Miguel de Unamuno, The Tragic Sense of Life