Some people can be funny. Some people can be wise. Some people can be funny sometimes, and wise at other times.
Adam Gopnik is often funny and wise at the same time. From this week's New Yorker, here is his resonant analogy for the "Arian heresy," the question at the core of the fourth-century battles between Homoiousians & Homoousians:
"Was Jesus one with God in the sense that, say, Sean Connery is one with Daniel Craig, different faces of a single role, or in the sense that James Bond is one with Ian Fleming, each so dependent on the other that one cannot talk about the creation apart from its author?"