From The World of Mathematics, this quotation from the British mathematician Augustus de Morgan:
I commend my future with hope and confidence to Almighty God; to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom I believe in my heart to be the Son of God but whom I have not confessed with my lips, because in my time such confession has always been the way up in the world.
Jesus Christ is still the “way up” in eternity. But de Morgan’s problem of confessing Christianity as a way of worldly advancement has pretty much been solved both here and in the UK. The sooner we come to grips with what that means, the better.