The dead and the antiquated


“So far as a man may be proud of a religion rooted in humility, I am very proud of my religion; I am especially proud of those parts of it that are most commonly called superstition. I am proud of being fettered by antiquated dogmas and enslaved by dead creeds (as my journalistic friends repeat with so much pertinacity), for I know very well that it is the heretical creeds that are dead, and that it is only the reasonable dogma that lives long enough to be called antiquated.” – G. K. Chesterton

Amen! That’s one key way to know that our faith is not just a new religion solely suited to the new conditions. But that it’s built upon something timeless enough to have survived the harsh journey to antiquity and the arrows of the cynics of every age.

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Dan Sealana September 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

Our society seems to have a “newness bias,” believing that new ideas, by default, trump classic thought.

Matthew Warner September 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

So very true, Dan! It’s most certainly a modernist’s snobbishness!

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