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Humility in the Wrong Place

“What is humility and its opposite, pride?

In 1908, the British writer G.K. Chesterton described the embryo of today’s full-grown relativistic culture. One mark of that culture is the hijacking of the word  161 more words

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On Worshiping the Clock

In our modern muddle, we judge things only by whether or not they are new. The new theologians, says Chesterton, do not worship the sun or moon; they worship the clock.

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Quotations

On trifles

I have my doubts about all this real value in mountaineering, in getting to the top of everything and overlooking everything. Satan was the most celebrated of Alpine guides, when he took Jesus to the top of an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth. 167 more words

Fun For Lit Majors

A Grain of Sand

Sometimes I feel like a grain of sand. Tiny, almost nonexistent grain of sand whose minute force is suffocated by that of hundreds and thousands of others. 1,242 more words

Catholicism

The Muddle Ages

The modern thinker is a man who combines ‘an expansive and exhaustive reason with a contracted common sense.’ Thus, Chesterton suggested that our so-called Modern-Age will someday be referred to as ‘The Muddle Ages.’

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Quotations

Slippery Slopes Always Hit Home: Suicide

 Robin Williams, Born: July 21, 1951, Died: August 11, 2014. R.I.P.

From the May 2014 edition of The New Criterion by Emily Esfahani Smith “ 1,829 more words

Suicide

His life is run in grooves made for him by other people...

Sanity is about wholeness, completeness. Insanity is about narrowness and brokenness. We live in broken society and it is ruled by two very broken, narrow social philosophies that seem to be at war with one another when they are in fact co-conspirators against the common man: socialism and capitalism, or Hudge and Gudge, to whom we were introduced in 

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