Fables and Facts


What will the modern world do if it finds (as very likely it will) that the wildest fables have had a basis in fact; that there are creatures of the borderland, that there are oddities on the fringe of fixed laws, that there are things so unnatural as easily to be called preternatural? I do not know what the modern world will do about these things; I only know what I hope. I hope the modern world will be as sane about these things as the medieval world was about them. Because I believe that an ogre can have two heads, that is no reason why I should lose the only head that I have.

–G. K. Chesterton

Unable not to worship

imgresA society that denies the supernatural usually ends up elevating the natural to supernatural status. . . We have not, it seems, the power to abstain from worship.

–Philip Yancey
Rumors of Another World