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Jules van Schaijik

Are all men looking for God?

Jul. 6, 2009, at 3:04pm

The indefatigable Bill Drennen has thoughtfully challenged  a point I made earlier regarding Christopher West’s Hefner/JPII comparison and Chesterton’s famous assertion that a man who is knocking on the door of a brothel is really looking for God.  My point was that, while I understand West’s and Chesterton’s meaning, their way of expressing it is problematic for this reason: it obscures the dramatic difference between moral goodness and badness.

It is true, as Bill points out, that all men experience a certain restlessness and incompleteness in their hearts for which they try to find a remedy.  Objectively and ultimately speaking that remedy is God and God alone.  In this sense all are

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