Posted by: frroberts | March 27, 2015

G.K. Chesterton on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act

“I have not lost my ideals in the least; my faith in fundamentals is exactly what it always was. What I have lost is my old childlike faith in practical politics. I am still as much concerned as ever about the Battle of Armageddon; but I am not so much concerned about the General Election. As a babe I leapt up on my mother’s knee at the mere mention of it. No; the vision is always solid and reliable. The vision is always a fact. It is the reality that is often a fraud.”

G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

Chesterton added a bit about still believing in Liberalism, but less and less in liberals.  That  was one hundred years ago and he meant something quite different than what we mean by the term liberal today.  For myself, I would say that I still believe in Conservativism (in the sense of holding on to what is good from the past whenever possible) but not conservatives.

For those who believe what Jesus, the New Testament and the best of the great world religions teach about sexuality it might be helpful to focus on supporting marriages in our Church communities.  On the level of society, it seems that the traditional family train left the station with no-fault divorce decades.  And no matter how many Firing Line episodes I watch, nothing will take us back in the period in which the Sexual Revolutionary War was still being contested and the good guys had a chance to win.

Our task today is to rebuild from the ground up.  Let’s get to work!


  1. Powerful, food for thought. (As always!)


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