Archive for May, 2008

Worship your rulers

“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”

G.K. Chesterton, Christendom in Dublin, 1933

What is a swinger?

“The whole curse of the last century has been what is called the Swing of the Pendulum; that is, the idea that Man must go alternately from one extreme to the other. It is a shameful and even shocking fancy; it is the denial of the whole dignity of the mankind. When Man is alive he stands still. It is only when he is dead that he swings.”

G.K. Chesterton, “The New House” Alarms and Discursions