Ah, the so-quotable Chesterton. Gotta love him. But ironically, being RC and all, was he orthodox? That quote is from a Father Brown story isn't it? When I read it a month or so ago I thought of what I'd thought of Da Vinci Code - idolatry for the sake of immorality: but then ultimately, is there much difference? Idolatry says I'm God; immorality says, I define what's good & evil; I make the rules [yup, a god-claim]. Inextricably linked, no?
The quote resonates with the concerns over false teachers in the pastoral epistles.
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