Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"Modern Thinkers"

Just wanted to share this thought today in the midst of cultural storms...

"What is most interesting and most telling of all is that while the modern thinkers criticize tradition and Church teaching, they cannot stand being criticized themselves. While they preach tolerance, they are intolerant of any who would dare to disagree with them. Chesterton observes, "Modern thinkers are just like frogs: they are at once jumpy and cold, and they always croak with a curious discordance." So, we need not be discouraged or even distracted by all the strange new ideas that come along and the bold new theories that claim to be better than the truths that have been carefully passed from one generation to the other throughout the history of the Church."

- The Complete Thinker (a book on G.K. Chesterton)

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