The thing is that the sound idea, the well-understood relationship, and the perfect analogy are not enough to make an argument. The explication is at least as important as the logical structure, if not moreso. Truth does not inhere in well-reasoned discussions—it has to be called forth from their depths by incantation. The Pope himself can neither exorcise nor bless without the aid of sacred and magical words. In this at least the Pope and myself are no different.