Monday, June 06, 2005

The gospel according to who?

Spottie read Katherine Kersten, SBECF's paean to G.K. Chesterton in today's (June 6th) Star Tribune. It was actually a nice piece about a guy from Bloomington crazy enough to start his own cult, and it seems to be working for him, as Dr. Phil might say. Spottie says more power to him.

Kersten does trot out one of the hoary statements attributed to Chesterton: The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried. Spottie just wonders which Christian ideal Chesterton had in mind, the Christian ideal and social gospel set forth in the first four gospels of the New Testament, or the ideal and gospel according to Fellini, also known at the Book of Revelation? Spottie suspects the former; neither Chesterton nor his pal C.S. Lewis are remembered as fudamentalist Roundheads.

Katherine Kersten, SBECF, now there's a Roundhead for you.

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