Christ came so directly from silence into the word . . . that the whole world between silence and language — the world of mythology — was exploded and bereft of its significance and value. The characters in the world of myth now became demons stealing language from man and using it to cast demonic spells. Until the birth of Christ they were the leaders of men, but now they became the mis-leaders, the seducers, of men.[i] Max Picard
[i] Max Picard, The World of Silence, (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 1988), p. 89.