Going Nowhere Fast

In his book Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life, the author Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th Century agnostic Thomas Huxley (some of you might know that it was Huxley who promoted Darwinism and Humanism in his attacks on Christianity). Huxley was in Dublin and was rushing to catch a train. He climbed aboard one of Dublin’s famous horse drawn taxis and said to the driver, “Hurry, I’m almost late … drive fast.” Off they went at a furious pace, and Huxley sat back in his seat and closed his eyes.

After a while, Huxley opened his eyes and glanced out the window to notice that they were going in the wrong direction. Realizing that he hadn’t told the driver where to take him, he called out, “Do you know where you’re going?”

The driver replied “No, your honour, but I am driving very fast.”

(Source: Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life by Charles Swindoll)

Contributed by: Philip Cairns

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