Thursday, October 11, 2007

G. K. Chesterton's blind faith

What little I've read of G. K. Chesterton's writings, I've always loved. Here's the opening line of his autobiography:

"Bowing down in blind credulity, as is my custom, before mere authority and the tradition of the elders, superstitiously swallowing a story I could not test at the time by experiment or private judgment, I am firmly of the opinion that I was born on the 29th of May, 1873, on Campden Hill, Kensington; and baptised according to the formularies of the Church of England in the little church of St. George opposite the large Waterworks Tower that dominated that ridge."

Think about it.

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