Hitler or Hugh Hefner

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If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place.
It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power
or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus,
Hitler or Hugh Hefner.

—Malcolm Muggeridge

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When The State Becomes God

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The truth is that it is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God. The fact is written all across human history; but it is written more plainly across that recent history of Russia.

— G. K. Chesterton

When God Goes, Expect Mussolini

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When you take your atheistic-nihilistic axe to the roots of a tradition 2500
years old, you should expect something to fill the void. And the odds of the
new thing being BETTER are zero.

. . . You thought you could live off Christian moral oxygen, but once you cast
off Christianity in your “grand liberation,” you cut off the air supply.

And now it’s running out.

Sorry you have to breath poison, but this is what you made room for.

So why . . . would you think that, after you told us all that God and rights
and morality were ALL B.S. that people wouldn’t just start imposing THEIR VALUES BY FORCE?

THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. THAT’S WHAT ALWAYS HAPPENS.

— Eve Keneinan

 

 

Finding God

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Part of the reason why men cannot find God is that there is that in Him which they do not desire to find, so that the God whom they are seeking and cannot find is not the God who truly is. Perhaps we could not fail to find God, if it were really God whom we were seeking. And indeed the deepest reality of the situation is that contained in the discovery, which alone is likely at last to resolve our perplexity, that when we were so distressfully seeking that which was not really God, the true God had already found us, though at first we did not know that it was He by whom we had been found. There is a saying, “Be careful what you seek; you might find it.” And some who have sought God only as a complacent ally of their own ambitions have found Him a consuming fire.

–John Baillie (1886-1960),
Invitation to Pilgrimage