Sunday, August 05, 2007

Chesterton on slavery

From St. Francis of Assisi, Image Books,1957, p.34
A very honest atheist with whom I once debated made use of the expression, 'Men have only been kept in slavery by the fear of hell.' As I pointed out to him, if he had said that men had only been freed from slavery by the fear of hell, he would at least have been referring to an unquestionable historical fact.

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