In St. Athanasius’ On the Incarnation of the Word (296-373 AD), he says,
It is interesting that in every generation, Jesus has been mocked and ridiculed as out-dated and out of step with current trends and beliefs. Yet, He remains and persists as the most powerful figure in world history. Today, we have the enlightened telling us that belief in God is a farce and that Jesus was just a man. Yet, His message and power remain and He keeps working through society like yeast works through the dough.
Reminds me of 1 Corinthians 1:20-25:
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.