Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday's Chesterton QOTD

The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.

--G.K. Chesterton

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4 comments:

Demented Clanger said...

Exactly right.

Panda Rosa said...

Well, it is a nice image of a guitar. As a visiting Protestant, I am still trying to understand the problem of using guitars and the like for church music. The only thing I will say in the guitar's defense is that, when the organ failed back in the early 1800s in a German church, it led to "Silent Night" being written, one feature being that it was to be sung over the guitar. So who can say?

The Ironic Catholic said...

Panda Rosa--I mostly agree with you. I'm a liturgical guitarist myself...although I haven't played at a Mass in years.

To twist the NRA (!!!) motto: Guitars don't kill liturgy, lack of reverence does.

CMinor said...

Guitars don't kill liturgy, lack of reverence does.

Perfect. Forwarding this one right away to my DH, himself a church guitarist.