Creed or Chaos?

The way, the truth and the life!
The way, the truth and the life!


“We are waging a war of religion. Not a civil war between adherents of the same religion, but a life-and-death struggle between Christian and Pagan…Even those who say it is a war to preserve freedom and justice and faith have gone only half way to the truth…At the bottom it is a violent and irreconcilable quarrel about the nature of God and the nature of man and the ultimate nature of the universe; it is a war of dogma…It is our own distrust of dogma that is handicapping us in the struggle. The immense spiritual strength of our opponents lies precisely in the fact that they have fervently embraced , and hold with fanatical fervour, a dogma, which is nonetheless a dogma for being called an ‘ideology.’ We on our side have been trying for several centuries to uphold a particular standard of ethical values which derives from Christian dogma, while dispensing with the vey dogma which is the sole rational foundation for these values” (Dorothy L. Sayers; London, 1940).

“It is worse than useless for Christians to talk about the importance of Christian morality unless they are prepared to take their stand upon the fundamentals of Christian theology. It is a lie to say dogma does not matter; it matters enormously” (Dorothy L. Sayers; London, 1940).

“Theologically, this country is in a state of utter chaos, established in the name of religious toleration, and rapidly degenerating into the flight from reason and the death of hope. We are not happy in this condition and there are signs of a very great eagerness, especially among the younger people , to find a creed to which they can give whole-hearted adherence” (Dorothy L. Sayers; London, 1940).

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