Collins produced many images with a Christian theme, for example The Angel with Adam (1950), Christ Before the Judge (1952) and The Agony in the Garden (1956). In The Vision of the Fool stated:
The greatest fool in history was Christ. The great fool was crucified by the commercial pharisees, by the authority of the respectable, and by the mediocre official culture of the philistines. And had not the church crucified Christ more deeply and subtly by its hypocrisy than any pagan? This Divine Fool, whose immortal compassion and holy folly placed a light in the dark hands of the world.
Judith Collins, Cecil Collins: A Retrospective Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London 1989
William Anderson, Cecil Collins: The Quest for the Great Happiness, London 1988