4/16/13

"The great paradox"

“IT IS the great paradox of the modern world, the fact that at the very time when the world decided that people should not be coerced about their form of religion, it also decided that they should be coerced about their form of education…. It is obviously unfair and unreasonable that secular education should forbid one man to say a religion is true and allow another man to say it is untrue. It is obviously essential to justice that unsectarian education should cut both ways; and that if the orthodox must cut out the statement that man has a divine origin, the materialist must cut out the statement that he has a wholly and exclusively bestial origin.”

~G.K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, 8/8/25.

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