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:: Friday, December 12, 2003 ::

The Fat Man and The Skinny Man

I love it! This is classic Chestertonian irony:

In the comments of this post claims are made that a certain blogger is overly intellectual, scorns other Christians who are not well-read, thinks the faith is only to be lived in the mind and not in "real" life, and that works are more important than simple faith.

In the comments of this post claims are made that the same blogger is overly sacramental, mocks those who are (or want to become) knowledgeable about their faith, and generally believes that faith is more important than works.

So, I call G.K. Chesterton to the stand to speak for the defense:

"Suppose we heard an unknown man spoken of my many men. Suppose we were puzzled to hear that some men said he was too tall and some too short; some objected to his fatness, some lamented his leanness; some thought him too dark, and some too fair. One explanation...would be that he might be an odd shape. "

"But there is another explanation. He might be the right shape. ...Perhaps (in short) this extraordinary thing is really the ordinary thing; at least the normal thing, the centre."

:: Karl :: 5:40:00 AM [Link] ::

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