12
May
07

Myths

Another good quote from Permanent Things.

I love these thoughts from G. K. Chesterton. What will you offer when you bow down?

“I say you cannot really understand any myths till you have found that one of them is not a myth. Turnip ghosts mean nothing if there are no real ghosts. Forged bank-notes mean nothing if there are no real bank-notes. Heathen gods mean nothing, and must always mean nothing, to those of us that deny the Christian God. When once a god is admitted, even a false god, the Cosmos begins to know its place: which is the second place. When once it is the real God the Cosmos falls down before Him, offering flowers in spring as flames in winter.”

G. K. Chesterton, A Miscellany of Men

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