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A quote for the week:

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   “Whenever you move any fence, always pause long enough to ask why it was put there in the first place.”

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Who said that?

   And why should it matter?

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   This comes from an interview with Ravi Zacharias by the Baltimore Post-Examiner (May 2015).

   An interviewer from the BPE declares and asks: “Harold Bloom argues that we are becoming a Post-Christian society. Is he right, and if so, is it too late to turn the tide?”  As part of Zacharias’s response he says:

“Yes, we are in a Post-Christian era…living off the bequest of…values in the West. And once those values have been expended, and we no longer have the roots from which to draw, we will find out the ramifications of it. Nietzsche, of all people–the atheist–warned us. He said, “Will there be any up or down left? Who’ll give us a sponge to wipe away the horizon? Will we need lanterns to be lit in the morning hours? Will we need to invent sacred games?” And so on.

   “The non-theist and the atheistic group can very cavalierly proclaim their liberation from these, but I warn them of what Chesterton said, ‘Whenever you move any fence, always pause long enough to ask why it was put there in the first place.’ You cannot have a boundary-less existence, because your neighbor has his own boundaries, and who is going to give you the ethics between the two boundaries? If there is no objective moral law, relativism will take hold, and relativism ultimately will lead to self-destruction.”¹

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   ¹Re-reported in RZIM: Quarterly News, Views, and Insights (Summer 2015). And, by the way, the creator of the expression is G. K. Chesterton.