On 28 October 1962 C. S. Lewis wrote to a correspondent:
"Socrates did not claim to be Zeus, nor the Buddha to be Bramah, nor Mohammed to be Allah. That sort of claim occurs only in Our Lord and in admitted quacks or lunatics. I agree that we don't 'demand crystal perfection in other men', nor do we find it. But if there is one Man in whom we do find it, and if that one Man also claims to be more than man, what then?"
Collected Letters, Volume III, pp. 1377-1378