A system of dogmas may be the ark within which the Church floats safely down the flood-tide of history.  But the Church will perish unless it opens its window and lets out the dove to search for an olive branch.  Sometimes even it will do well to disembark on Mount Ararat and build a new altar to the divine Spirit, an altar neither in Mount Gerizim nor yet Jerusalem

– Alfred North Whitehead, Religion in the Making (146)