Perilous Descent

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The well-known saying that mankind is on
an incline leading from divinity to humanity
to bestiality is a cautionary reminder.
He who wants the freedom of man must
seek for that which is more than man.

– Helmut Thielicke

They Have Come to Bind

downloadNow it is the charge against the main deductions of the materialist that, right or wrong, they gradually destroy his humanity; I do not mean only kindness, I mean hope, courage, poetry, initiative, all that is human. For instance, when materialism leads men to complete fatalism (as it generally does), it is quite idle to pretend that it is in any sense a liberating force. It is absurd to say that you are especially advancing freedom when you only use free thought to destroy free will. The determinists come to bind, not to loose.

–G. K. Chesterton,
Orthodoxy