Monday, September 19, 2011

On journals and Chesterton

Well, I have pulled the old blog from the depths of the grave where it has laid buried and I think I may give it another go-round. Because I have another blog, though, (, I don't think I'm going to focus a lot of attention on this one. Perhaps it will be more of a journal to record some of the amazing lessons that I learn or profound thoughts I come across.

Here's something I've been enjoying lately by G.K. Chesterton.

An imbecile habit has arisen in modern controversy of saying that such and such a creed can be held in one age but cannot be held in another. Some dogma, we are told, was credible in the twelfth century, but is not credible in the twentieth. You might as well say that a certain philosophy can be believed o Mondays, but cannot be believed on Tuesdays. You might as well say of a view of the cosmos that it was suitable to half-past three, but not suitable to half-past four. What a man can believe depends upon his philosophy, not upon the clock or the century... Therefore in dealing with any historical answer, the point is not whether it was given in our time, but whether it was given in answer to our question."

As he goes on to say, Christianity is the answer to life's questions... and it matters not the time or the place, but whether it is true.

I like the way he says things. :)

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