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The Riddle of Life

The riddle of life is simply this. For some mad reason in this mad world of ours, the things which men differ about most are exactly the things about which they must be got to agree. Men can agree on the fact that the earth goes round the sun. But then it does not matter a dump whether the earth goes around the sun or the Pleiades. But men cannot agree about morals: sex, property, individual rights, fixity and contracts, patriotism, suicide, public habits of health – these are exactly the things that men tend to fight about. And these are exactly the things that must be settled somehow on strict principles. Study each of them, and you will find each of them works back certainly to a philosophy, probably to a religion. – – G. K. Chesterton

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  • Rob De Witt July 5, 2017, 12:50 PM

    Four legs? Two legs? Three legs?
    Je me don’t get it.

  • Nori July 5, 2017, 3:23 PM

    It’s Man. He crawls on all fours as a baby,walks on 2 legs as a young man,and hobbles with a cane (3rd leg),as an old man.

  • Rob De Witt July 5, 2017, 9:01 PM