"When a man has been "born again", all the passages of the Old Testament
that appear so horrible and so unjust to one in his natural state, become
the dearest, the most consoling, and the most beautiful of truths. The
real Christian reads the accounts of these ancient battles with the
greatest possible satisfaction. To one who really loves his enemies,
the groans of men, the shrieks of women, and the cries of babes, make
music sweeter than the zephyr's breath."
[Robert G. Ingersoll, "The Talmadgian Catechism", 1882]