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The Destiny of the Species

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If it is true that all men and women share an inexplicable ache for eternity, how much more ought the believer to recognize this longing and give expression to it?

There's a not-so-subtle irony in the fact that our education system promotes the idea to our nation's young people that they are little more than highly evolved animals, and then, when little Johnny grows up and behaves like one, we conclude that his real problem is his lack of education.


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1 [ Back ] G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994), 3.
2 [ Back ] Chesterton, 6.
3 [ Back ] Chesterton, 7.
4 [ Back ] Peter Kreeft, Three Philosophies of Life (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989), 29.
5 [ Back ] On this topic, see my book Dual Citizens (Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust, 2009), 120-22.
6 [ Back ] Peter Kreeft, Heaven: The Heart's Greatest Longing (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989), 164 (emphasis added).
7 [ Back ] Kreeft, 168 (emphasis added).
8 [ Back ] See http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/heaven.htm.


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Issue: "Zion" Nov./Dec. 2009 Vol. 18 No. 6 Page number(s): 20-24

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