Scazons – C.S. Lewis

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Walking to-day by a cottage I shed tears When I remembered how once I had walked there With my friends who are mortal and dead. Years Little had healed the wound that was laid bare. Out little spear that stabs! I, fool, believed I had outgrown the local, unique sting, I had transmuted wholly (I was deceived) Into Love universal … Read More

Does Prayer Actually Change Anything?

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“Can we believe that God really modifies his action in response to the suggestions of men?” C.S. Lewis goes on to answer his own question with beautiful lucidity: “For infinite wisdom does not need telling what is best, and infinite goodness needs no urging to do it. But neither does God need any of those things that are done by finite … Read More

C.S Lewis on Fantasy vs Real-World Fiction

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Regarding the relative dangers and merits of fantasy and real-world fiction C. S. Lewis writes: “The fantasies did not deceive me: the school stories did. All stories in which children have adventures and successes which are possible, in the sense that they do not break the laws of nature, but almost infinitely improbable, are in more danger than the fairy … Read More

C.S. Lewis on Beauty

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“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it. That is why we have peopled … Read More

News From a Country We Have Never Yet Visited

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“In speaking of this desire for our own faroff country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you—the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia … Read More

The New Religion Proving Popular With Millions

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C.S. Lewis is prophetically relevant once again: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2012/11/23/the-magicians-twin-c-s-lewis-and-the-case-against-scientism/ Does science disprove God? Can science solve all of our social problems? Should scientists try to evolve a superior race? How much surveillance of ordinary people by new technologies is acceptable N.B. Original article over at CSLewisWeb and the video on YouTube