Thursday, July 07, 2011

G K Chesterton on Worldview

Worth stealing:

There are some people — and I am one of them — who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to know his income, but still more important to know his philosophy. We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy’s numbers, but still more important to know the enemy’s philosophy. We think the question is not whether the theory of the cosmos affects matters, but whether in the long run, anything else affects them. --GKC

Quoted by H. Kainz (a local fellow) at Crisis. Believe it or not, that prefaces an article on contraception and gay "marriage." It certainly would have a bearing on "dealing with the Muslims", too.

1 comment:

John Foust said...

What is the New Testament position on "enemies"?