PURC Webmaster October 14, 2015 reading, quotes Reading Wednesday: Chesterton on Polite Weak-Mindedness PURC Webmaster October 14, 2015 reading, quotes The modern habit of saying ‘This is my opinion, but I may be wrong’ is entirely irrational. If I say that it may be wrong, I say that is not my opinion. The modern habit of saying ‘Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me’ – the habit of saying this is mere weak-mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon. — G. K. Chesterton, from the Introduction to Job I highly recommend G. K. Chesterton's Introduction to Job. It will probably change the way you read Job, and perhaps the way you approach living and suffering in this world. If you Spritz it at 350wpm, it's only about ten minutes long.