Monday, November 23, 2009

The Ethics of Elfland

This morning I re-read "The Ethics of Elfland," the fourth chapter of G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy. Chesterton is hard for many people to digest, but understanding him changed my life. Here's a quote that jumped out at me today:

In short, I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician. And this pointed a profound emotion always present and sub-conscious; that this world of ours has some purpose; and if there is a purpose, there is a person. I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a story-teller.

I dare you to read the whole chapter by clicking here. Double-dog dare you.


Lumpy said...

Well, you threw out the double dog dare, so I had to read it!

Very interesting, definately something I'd like to read more of. Anything that takes me out of my reading comfort zone is a good thing.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Whew. I checked half way though the reading to see just how long it was, but when it was done, I wanted to read more! Very creative.

photogr said...

A mere perception one ones ideaology. I think he could have said it with less content.