The only thought that ought to be stopped

The new rebel is a skeptic, and will not trust anything…[but] therefore he can never be a revolutionary.  For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind…Therefore the modern man in revolt has become practically useless for all purposes of revolt.  By rebelling against everything he has lost his right to rebel against anything…There is a thought that stops thought.  That is the only thought that ought to be stopped.  (G.K. Chesterton, quoted in Timothy Keller’s The Reason for God)

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  1. Scott

    What does the author mean by “rebelling against everything”? I am not sure what the quotation is telling me. Is he making the point that skepticism is the thought that ought to be stopped? I guess I am too fuzzy headed at 830 am…

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