Saturday, June 05, 2004

Chesterton on Religion

Chesterton notices the fact that religious disagreements are treated as somehow off-limits:
The Well and the Shallows (1935):

[A]s in many things, however, religion is treated in a curious manner, as distinct from politics or ethics or economics. Nobody says that because all political parties may be presumed to contain many well-wishers to the public good, therefore we must not resist Communism or attack Capitalism, or express our trust or distrust of Fascism. The roads which lead to different social solutions are recognised as divergent. It is only the paths to hell and heaven of which it is enough to say that they are paved with good intentions.


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