Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday's Quote: More from Chesterton

c/o Loving the Church
Similar to my rediscovered interest in George Orwell, I have found that a master like Gilbert Keith Chesterton never fails to contribute a bit of profound wisdom to any subject or debate.  So on the eve of the 4th of July . . .

"The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal.  There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man."
– from 'What I Saw In America' [1922]

And for you atheists . . .

"Science finds facts in nature, but Science is not Nature; because Science has co-ordinated ideas, interpretations and analyses; and can say of Nature what Nature cannot say for itself.  The Faith finds its facts and problems in humanity, even heathen humanity; because it brings to it principles of life and order and understanding, and comprehends humanity as humanity cannot comprehend itself."
– from 'The Resurrection of Rome' [1930]

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