Posted by: Andrew G | January 25, 2010

Fairy Tales, Religion, and Hope

Fairy tales don’t tell children that dragons exist.
Children already know dragons exist.
Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.

– G. K. Chesterton

I’m going to try something a little different today– keeping it short.

What does this say about the stories that are important to us? And maybe just as important, what does this say about children?

G.K Chesterton was a prolific British writer and a noted Christian apologetic. George Bernard Shaw was considered Chesterton’s ‘friendly enemy’ (according to Time Magazine) and had described Chesterton as a man of colossal genius.

For more quotes, here is a good primer.

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