Robert Blatchford

“Mr. Blatchford attacks Christianity because he is mad on one Christian virtue: the merely mystical and almost irrational virtue of charity. He has a strange idea that he will make it easier to forgive sins by saying that there are no sins to forgive. Mr. Blatchford is not only an early Christian, he is the only early Christian who ought really to have been eaten by lions. For in his case the pagan accusation is really true: his mercy would mean mere anarchy. He really is the enemy of the human race — because he is so human.” Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton, chapter III

That would be Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford, a remarkable man with some flaws — better than being an unremarkable man with some flaws. The moustache is a bit much.

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