Thursday, July 13, 2006

Chesterton: Christianity is About Everything

The Theologian

"You cannot evade the issue of God, whether you talk about pigs or the binomial theory, you are still talking about Him. Now if Christianity be. . . a fragment of metaphysical nonsense invented by a few people, then, of course, defending it will simply mean talking that metaphysical nonsense over and over. But if Christianity should happen to be true - then defending it may mean talking about anything or everything. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true."

G.K. Chesterton
Daily News , December 12, 1903

2 comments:

Jeno said...

Of course Christianity, if true, is about everything because it is a way of life, a way of seeing the world - a worldview. It colors everything we do. And it's not even just matter of talking about it either. It shows up in how we live as much as it does when we try to defend it verbally.

Fletcher said...

If Christianity is true, then it is absolutely all-encompassing and it relates to all other "things", for all things have their origin in/due to Christ be it directly or indirectly.

John 1 1-5 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."