Category Archives: Cosmology

The Persecution of Religion by G. K. Chesterton

(Collected Works, Volume xxxiii, The Illustrated London News 1923-1925, Ignatius Press, 1990, pp. 286-290) Most of us feel something rather arresting, not to say alarming, about the case of the man who was locked up in a lunatic asylum for eight … Continue reading

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Belief, Truth and God: Belief and Truth are Different Things

Religious conversation is often complicated because we use terms without clear ideas behind them. Lack of clarity in the beginning leads to frustration soon after. Belief and truth are different things, and should not be confused. Originally posted 2011-10-28 14:12:05. … Continue reading

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What is Rationalism? [Hodge]

A “Naturalist” is one who holds that Nature is a complete self–contained, self–supported sphere in itself; and hence denies either the reality of the supernatural, or that it can be an object of human knowledge; and hence denies the necessity, or possibility, … Continue reading

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Limits of the Human Mind: According to Voltaire

LIMITS OF THE HUMAN MIND: Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary Someone asked Newton one day why he walked when he wanted to, and how his arm and his hand moved at his will. He answered manfully that he had no idea. “But at … Continue reading

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The Return of the Angels by G. K. Chesterton

I write these remarks with one great hope, that of arousing controversy. It is really a singular matter that amid all the talk of the great work of physical science and its alleged victory over religious dogmatism, no one has … Continue reading

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The Cosmological Argument from A.A. Hodge

The Cosmological Argument:  It may be stated in the form of a syllogism, thus— Major Premise—Every new existence or change in anything previously existing must have had a cause pre–existing and adequate. Originally posted 2011-12-24 19:27:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Skepticism and Spiritualism by G.K. Chesterton

Originally appeared in the Illustrated London News, April 14, 1906. Glancing over several papers of late, I see such headings as “Another Medium Exposed,” and “Another Spiritualistic Fraud.” The easy and conventional comments made upon the matter by the journalists seem … Continue reading

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Compulsory Education and the Monkey Trial by G. K. Chesterton

My remarks last week about the Dayton controversy were written just before, though they were published just after, the sensational news of the sad death of Mr. Bryan. Originally posted 2011-10-18 10:52:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Evil Euphemisms by G. K. Chesterton

Published in G. K. Chesterton: Stories, Essays, & Poems, (Everyman’s Library – 913), J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1946 reprint of 1935 edition, p208-211. Originally appeared in Come to think of It, 1930. Somebody has sent me a … Continue reading

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The Joke of Miracles: Silly Nonsense of Disbelieving Miracles

  Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. –Saint Augustine         The profound silliness involved in disbelieving in the possibility of miracles is very simple. To think that miracles are physically … Continue reading

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