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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Myself being 'paxed' and some words of wisdom from Mr GK Chesterton

"It is very hard for a man to defend anything of which he is entirely convinced. It is comparatively easy when he is only partially convinced. He is partially convinced because he has found this or that proof of the thing, and he can expound it. But a man is not really convinced of a philosophic theory when he finds that something proves it. He is only really convinced when he finds that everything proves it. And the more converging reasons he finds pointing to this conviction, the more bewildered he is if asked suddenly to sum them up. Thus, if one asked an ordinary intelligent man, on the spur of the moment, "Why do you prefer civilisation to savagery?" he would look wildly at object after object, and would only be able to answer vaguely, "Why, there is the bookcase ... and pianos..." Orthodoxy, pg 150 (1935 Ed).

Comments [4]

Blogger Juan:

What is being 'paxed'? Have I been negligent in reading my Rituale romanum?

Sat Oct 01, 06:05:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Brownthing:

yes, what IS being paxed?

I love Chesterton. He's my hero. Thank you for quoting him. :-D

Sun Oct 02, 05:12:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Perpétua:

Hehe! I thought that it would be obvious! This is a photograph of myself receiving the 'PAX TECUM' at my confirmation on the 16th of July, 2005. Hence, in this photograph, I am being 'paxed' (TM -hehe!) - very gently too! I wanted a good slap. :(

Mon Oct 03, 05:04:00 AM GMT  
Blogger Brownthing:

Ah...oh...I just kinda assumed you were already confirmed...hahaha...

darn, good slaps are hard to come by in church. too ecumenical, I say!

Wed Oct 05, 04:17:00 AM GMT  

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