Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2021 / 18:00 pm
The Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton will hold its 40th annual conference later this month, with keynote speakers including the CEO of the Christian satirical website The Babylon Bee.
The conference is scheduled to take place from July 29-31 in Chicago. Keynote speakers include Seth Dillon, CEO of the satirical website The Babylon Bee.
Dale Ahlquist, president of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, told CNA in an interview that the website’s use of satire is similar to Chesterton's worldview. “They just employ a lot of G.K. Chesterton’s satirical view of the modern world,” Ahlquist said.
“Chesterton said the modern world has become a parody of itself; it's impossible to parody it, and some of the headlines they write are so absurd that people think they’re real because that’s how absurd the real world has become,” he said. “So we’re very happy to have him [Dillon] paying homage to Chesterton.”