Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Who and what Chesterton may have had in mind

G. K. Chesterton once said: "The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason." Perhaps he had this fellow in mind:
I recently watched an ecumenical dialog at Wheaton College between Timothy George, Dean of the Southern Baptist Beeson Divinity School, and Francis Beckwith, a “Protestant” who recently returned to Rome. Words fail me at how disgusted I was as the cotton candy eating, Kumbaya singing and kid-glove handling of the damnable errors of the religion of Rome. This coming not from a pulpit sitting believer who has never studied doctrine related to Catholicism, but from a Dean of one of the leading Southern Baptist Seminaries who is obviously very well read in these areas. I’m still waiting for the outcry from the Southern Baptist Convention.

1 comment:

Lee H said...

The source of this quote, like most former Catholics, is unaware that his true purpose in all that he says and does is to justify the fact that he is no longer Catholic, by viciously attacking the Church in any way he can. Also, the former Catholic he praises on his website, Richard Bennett, left the priesthood and the Church to marry and has been spent his life misrepresenting Catholic teaching and falsely accusing the Catholic Church.