336 Rebelliousness Wants and Creeds As in the organic world there is no organ, so in the world of thought there is no thought, which may not be called into existence by long persistent effort. If a man wants either to believe or disbelieve the Christian miracles he can do so if he tries hard enough; but if he does not care whether he believes or disbelieves and simply wants to find out which side has the best of it, this he will find a more difficult matter. Nevertheless he will probably be able to do this too if he tries. Faith i The reason why the early Christians held faith in such account was because they felt it to be a feat of such super- human difficulty. ii You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. iii We are all agreed that too much faith is as bad as too little, and too little as bad as too much; but we differ as to what is too much and what too little. iv It is because both Catholics and myself make faith, not reason, the basis of our system that I am able to be easy in mind about not becoming a Catholic. Not that I ever wanted to become a Catholic, but I mean I believe I can beat them with their own weapons. v A man may have faith as a mountain, but he will not be able to say to a grain of mustard seed : "Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea "—not at least with any effect upon the mustard seed—unless he goes the right way to work by putting the mustard seed into his pocket and taking the train to Brighton. vi The just live by faith, but they not infrequently also die by it.