Wednesday, October 12, 2016

G.K.

by Dan Jones


I am at an utter and complete loss on how I could possibly write any sort of blog for you that does not continue to immerse you in the smarmy, putrid, festering mess that is our current political cesspool.

And so, I have resolved that I shall write none of my own words about the situation but instead defer to a great number of quotes, all of which originate with Mr. G.K. Chesterton, vaunted English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic of about one hundred years ago:

“We have had no good comic operas of late, because the real world has been more comic than any possible opera.”

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.”

“The real argument against aristocracy is that it always means the rule of the ignorant. For the most dangerous of all forms of ignorance is ignorance of work.”

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."

“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”

“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”

“The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right.”

“All government is an ugly necessity.”

“By experts in poverty I do not mean sociologists, but poor men.”

“A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and cuttle-fish.”

“Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.”

“I think the oddest thing about the advanced people is that, while they are always talking about things as problems, they have hardly any notion of what a real problem is.”

“The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.”

“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”

Today’s Praise
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. Jude 1:24-25

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