If leaderless chaos be all, rest content that in the midst of this storm-swept sea Reason still dwells and rules within thee

The universe must be governed either by a fore-ordained destiny, an order that none may overstep, by a merciful Providence, or by a chaos of chance devoid of a ruler. If the theory of an insuperable fate be true, why struggle against it? If Providence watches over all and may be inclined to mercy, render thyself worthy of celestial aid. But if leaderless chaos be all, rest content that in the midst of this storm-swept sea Reason still dwells and rules within thee. And if the tide swirl thee away, let it take thy flesh and spirit, with all the rest ; for Reason it cannot take.

…if there be a God all is well ; if chance governs all, see that it govern not thee.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 12.14; 9.27

But if all is chaos, then reason is meaningless because it implies reason assumes the laws of logic. Laws of logic cannot pertain in a chaotic universe. If chaos is all then Reason goes to the wall. Why believe in an island of rationality when all we see is sea of chaos? But our belief in reason suggest another One who is Reason itself, the grounding all rationality, who became flesh and dwelt among us.

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