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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)