Connections in my reading from two brilliant minds separated by almost two millennia:
Plutarch in his Life of Alexander
So miserable a thing is incredulity and contempt of divine power on the one hand, and so miserable, also, superstition on the other, which . . . fills the mind with slavish fears and follies.
Chesterton in The Man Who Was Thursday
The first was the old fear that any miracle might happen, the second the more hopeless modern fear that no miracle ever can happen.