Sunday, April 03, 2005

Chesterton Confirms It

G.K. Chesterton talks about this issue of heaven really well in Orthodoxy (Yes, I do like reading, and NO, I am not limited to books written in the last 10 years).

"To the orthodox there must always be a case for revolution; for in the hearts of men God has been put under the feet of Satan. In the upper world hell once rebelled against heaven. But in this world heaven is rebelling against hell. For the orthodox there can always be a revolution; for a revolution is a restoration."

Chesterton then goes on to talk about the Christian way of bringing back Eden, or bringing heaven down. Eden is the fixed point which we aim for any improvement. Without heaven and Eden as our models, we are aiming in the dark if we are attempting to improve the world. Interesting thoughts...

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