“When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe in anything.” Attributed to the English writer, G. K. Chesterton, the above quote describes the difference between the sometimes irrational and superstitious beliefs of, for example, New Age spirituality, and the perspicacity of Judaeo-Christian belief. I once had a conversation with a pleasant and intelligent lady, who seriously believed that the late Queen Mother had been a lizard in disguise! I trust that the lady felt she had been listened to with courtesy and respect, even though inwardly I was surprised and saddened by her gullibility.
“When learned men begin to use their reason, then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.” is another quotation attributed to Chesterton, but is he correct? Check out the following short video clip of Deepak Chopra to decide.
As the Bible states: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)