Friday, October 05, 2007

There's A Reason I Haven't Watched A Single Hour Of Television In The Last Year

Mark Shea shares the transcript of some deep conversation, and ends it with this Chesterton quote:

The modern world will accept no dogmas upon any authority; but it will accept any dogmas on no authority. Say that a thing is so, according to the Pope or the Bible, and it will be dismissed as a superstition without examination. But preface your remark merely with "they say" or "don't you know that?" or try (and fail) to remember the name of some professor mentioned in some newspaper; and the keen rationalism of the modern mind will accept every word you say.

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