Church

Happy Birthday, GK Chesterton!

GK Chesterton, the English writer, was born 29 May 1874:

… Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an “orthodox” Christian, and came to identify such a position with Catholicism more and more, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton’s “friendly enemy” according to Time, said of him, “He was a man of colossal genius”…

That he was.

Here are some quotes from the man:

  • Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
  • Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
  • I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
  • If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
  • The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

And here’s possibly my favourite:

The Catholic Church is like a thick steak, a glass of red wine, and a good cigar.
 

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