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Fierce Opponents with a Great Friendship – G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw do it right

[From the archives.] G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw were great friends who rarely saw eye to eye in their personal philosophies. Note in this passage from his book Heretics how Chesterton praises Shaw’s good sense while criticizing his inability … Continue reading

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G.K. Chesterton Wrote the Best Book on Reality You’ve Never Read

[From the archives.] G.K. Chesterton is one of my favorite writers. He’s not always the easiest person to read, but what he has to say is worth the read none the less. He wrote the Father Brown mysteries as a … Continue reading

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Three from G.K. Chesterton on Poets, Poetry and Imagination

[1] There are more poets than non-poets in the world, as is proved by the popular origin of … legends. … [2] It is the supreme proof of a man being prosaic that he always insists on poetry being poetical. … Continue reading

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When Coincidence Isn’t Coincidental

“Coincidences are spiritual puns.” G.K. Chesterton If you’ve read the Gospel of John, you’ve read that Peter denied knowing Jesus just when Jesus needed a friend most. He denied him once, twice and then a third time. John also records … Continue reading

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Saturday Quotable -G.K. Chesterton explains why truth is stranger than fiction

Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction. For fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it. G.K. Chesterton The Singular Speculation of the House Agent

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G.K. Chesterton’s The Ball and the Cross – Seeing the world as it really is

[I’m linking up with Anne Bogel today (Modern Mrs. Darcy) in looking at books that aren’t in the mainstream, part of an occasional series she has entitled Best Book You’ve Never Heard Of On … .] *** Best Book You’ve … Continue reading

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An Example of Good Friendship – G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw

G.K. Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw were great friends who rarely saw eye to eye in their personal philosophies. Note in this passage from his book Heretics how Chesterton praises Shaw’s good sense while criticizing his inability to grasp what … Continue reading

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Saturday Quotable – A Thought for Christian Pacifists

[In the gospels] There is nothing that throws any particular light on Christ’s attitude towards organized warfare, except that he seems to have been rather fond of Roman soldiers. G.K. Chesterton The Everlasting Man *** Who are you fond of? … Continue reading

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Saturday Quotable – 3 from Chesterton on Poets and Poetry

There are more poets than non-poets in the world, as is proved by the popular origin of … legends. *** It is the supreme proof of a man being prosaic that he always insists on poetry being poetical. *** Imaginative … Continue reading

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The Church is Old News

I’m reading G.K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man where he describes the church as “a thing … still as new as it is old.” Can you imagine something just as new now as it was when first established 2000 years ago? But … Continue reading

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