Materialism is Boring

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“As an explanation of the world, materialism has a sort of insane simplicity. It has the quality of the madman’s argument: we have at once the sense of if covering everything and the sense of it leaving everything out.” – G. K. Chesterton

What a mysterious world we live in. Full of meaning we’ve found and so much more we haven’t found yet. Full of countless things we do understand and so much more that we don’t understand yet.

To assume that the only things that exist are the things you can directly see, measure, detect and explain is not only small minded and unreasonable…but it’s boring!

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Rob December 1, 2009 at 10:47 am

Great quote!

Carol December 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm

It’s only our small-minded Western culture that attempts to constrain reality into the tiny box of materialism. The rest of the world has no problem acknowledging the existance of the spiritual realm.

Why are we, as a culture, so determined to ignore the greater reality?

Key to Life May 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

It that were all there were to life there would be no meaning to life. To want material things is so unsatisfying. No matter how much you get you want more.
Not so with God. You are fulfilled and there is ever more to receive. With out cost.
Thanks be to God for his gracious giving.

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