Happy Birthday, GKC!

“The first fact about the celebration of a birthday is that it is a way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive….But there is a second fact about Birthdays, and the birth-song of all creation, a fact which really follows on this; but which, as it seems to me, the other school of thought almost refuses to recognize. The point of that fact is simply that it is a fact. In being glad about my Birthday, I am being glad about something which I did not myself bring about.” –from G.K.’s Weekly, 21st March, 1935

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Self-portrait for the 10th anniversary of G.K.’s Weekly (1935)

Why I Believe in Christianity 

(from the American Chesterton Society)

 

 

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