Sunday, February 01, 2015

The war for the minds of our children: will you watch from the sidelines?

“The class-war of the future will be a war of intellectual classes and the conquest will be the souls of the children.” For effective soldiering, we must give our minds to the study of both minds at war, Christ’s primarily, but the world’s too....To think we can do this by giving it as much of our free time as we can comfortably spare is foolishness. Paul would have delighted in Rudyard Kipling’s phrase, “There’s no discharge from the war.” Unless we see it as of that urgency, we may as well stay on the sidelines while others fight for the souls of the children. —F.J. Sheed, Theology and Sanity,Pg.13.
[Hat tip to JM]