Saturday, February 7, 2009

The more things change....

G.K. Chesterton died before WW II but one might have thought he wrote a weekly column for Townhall or some other soon to be outlawed conservative outlet from this passage:

For the whole  modern world is absolutely based on the assumption, not that the rich are necessary (which is tenable), but that the rich are trustworthy, which (for a Christian) is not tenable. You will hear everlastingly, in all discussions about newspapers, companies, aristocracies, or party politics, this argument that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man. The whole case for Christianity is that a man who is dependent upon the luxuries of this life is a corrupt man, spiritually corrupt, politically corrupt, financially corrupt. There is one thing that Christ and all the Christian saints have said with a sort of savage monotony. They have said simply that to be rich is to be in peculiar danger of moral wreck. 


  1. Hey Dr. B-

    I see you're still cycling these days. Have you heard about the Bike Summit here in town? It seeks to make Louisville more bike friendly. It's a free event and takes place tomorrow. I know you're probably working, but I thought I'd pass the link along to you. My boyfriend (also an MPH, along with being a professional cyclist) is one of the people organizing the event. Perhaps you might be interested in checking it out.