The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
Revolutionary movements attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them.
No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
Christianity as a specific doctrine was slain with Jesus, suddenly and utterly. He was hardly cold in his grave, or high in his heaven (as you please), before the apostles dragged the tradition of him down to the level of the thing it has remained ever since.