What did G. K. mean?

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What did G. K. mean?

Postby lasaxman » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 pm

In his book What's Wrong With the World G. K. Chesterton wrote,
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."

What did he mean?
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Re: What did G. K. mean?

Postby Kent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:59 pm

If you are really having difficulty parsing this out, I would say G.K. was speaking about the Christian ideal, which to me seems to be speaking of the loftiest reaches of saintliness; e.g. Mother Teresa before her death. Few (but some) do try (and continue to successfully try) - so G. K. was apparently engaged in a bit of hyperbole.
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