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    The skeptic?

    G. K. Chesterton once made the proclamation that it is impossible to live without contradiction when you live without God. If the whole universe has no meaning, said Lewis, we should never have found out that it had no meaning. We live in a world where the skeptic objects to everything under the sun. Yet, the moment you condemn something you have to assume there is some standard by which to condemn it. The modern day rebel, as Chesterton refers to the skeptic, has no standard left because he has rejected everything; he lives in contradiction. As Chesterton's reasoning is so fitting for our times, I quote his explanation at length. He writes,

    "The new rebel is a skeptic and will not entirely trust anything… [T]he fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation applies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces but the doctrine by which he denounces it… [He] goes first to a political meeting, where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts; then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting, where he proves that they practically are beasts. In short, the modern revolutionist, being an infinite skeptic, is always engaged in undermining his own mines. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality; in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men."

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    Quote Originally Posted by books555
    G. K. Chesterton once made the proclamation that it is impossible to live without contradiction when you live without God.
    I'm sure he farted in his bathwater too. So what?
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    Books......are those dudes in your avatar kneeling there scoping out a dead Iraqi kid or what???

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    Um yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tock
    I'm sure he farted in his bathwater too. So what?
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    Tock are you in the middle or on the left side of your avatar.

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