so saying, i reasoned with him:
in the first place jesus is not like moses, because, according to you—'jesus is a god', but moses is not god, is this true?" he said: "yes." i said: "therefore jesus is not like moses!
"secondly, according to you—'jesus died for the sins of the world', but moses did not have to die for the sins of the world. is this true?" he again said "yes." i said: "therefore jesus is not like moses!"
"thirdly, according to you—'jesus went to hell for three days', but moses did not have to go there. is this true?" he answered meekly: "y-e-s." i concluded: "therefore jesus is not like moses!"
“but dominee," i continued: "these are not hard facts, solid facts, tangible facts; they are mere matters of belief over which the little ones can stumble and fall. let us discuss something very simple, very easy that if your little ones are called in to hear the discussion, they would have no difficulty in following it, shall we?" the dominee was quiet happy at the suggestion.