Friday, May 19, 2017

Religion, Government, Society...

“There is now a false idealism of turning Government into God, by a vague notion that it gives everything to everybody; to the denial of the liberty given by God, which is called life...”

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion. In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”
~G. K. Chesterton

“Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.”
~Benedict XVI

“A people may also lose its religion and become secularized. Without a religion, however, a culture cannot long survive. Secularization is inevitably a sign of ‘social decay;’ since religion provides the principle of inner cohesion for a society, a secular society will sooner or later disintegrate.”
~Christopher Dawson

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