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Thus Quoth – 2.12.11

02.12.2011

GK Chesterton:

The record of the great spiritual movements of mankind is dead against the idea that spirituality is a private matter. […] In our day the new theory of spiritual delicacy would […] permit Christ to be crucified if it was necessary to His Divine nature, but it would ask in the name of good taste why He could not be crucified in a private room.  It would declare that the act of a martyr in being torn in pieces by lions was vulgar and sensational, though, of course, it would have no objection to being torn in pieces by a lion in one’s own parlour before a circle of really intimate friends.

The Defendant

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