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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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On American Morals by G.K. Chesterton

 America is sometimes offered to us, even by Americans (who ought to know better), as a moral example. There are indeed very real American virtues; but this virtuous attitude is hardly one of them. Originally posted 2011-12-25 19:29:07. Republished by … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Paradox by G.K. Chesterton

There is nothing that needs more fastidious care than our choice of nonsense. Sense is like daylight or daily air, and may come from any quarter or in any quantity. But nonsense is an art. Like an art, it is … Continue reading

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Faith in Christ and God: Rationally Irrational

Too many people talk past each other when discussing belief, faith, reason and rationality. Each side harbors their own blurry conceptions that justify their side, while never endeavoring to pin down the concepts clearly. Originally posted 2011-12-17 15:51:46. Republished by … Continue reading

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What is Rationality?

The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.” – GK Chesterton (Orthodoxy) Rationality is a part of the healthy human condition, as the result of being … Continue reading

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