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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by FredS » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:02 pm

"This song needs more cowbell." - C.S. Lewis
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"This song needs more cowbell." - C.S. Lewis
The man knew. Hail the all knowing C.S. Lewis!
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There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. -- C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Goose55 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:28 am

“If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.” – God in the Dock
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by durangopipe » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm

"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by hugodrax » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm

durangopipe wrote:
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"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
Damnation, but that's the truth.
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Goose55 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:53 am

“The human spirit will not even begin to try to surrender self-will as long as all seems to be well with it. Now error and sin both have this property, that the deeper they are, the less their victim suspects their existence; they are masked evil. Pain is unmasked, unmistakable evil; every man knows that something is wrong when he is being hurt.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by FredS » Fri May 19, 2017 12:48 pm

"Are you going to eat the last of that bacon?" - C.S. Lewis
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by A_Morley » Fri May 19, 2017 2:09 pm

Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Onyx » Fri May 19, 2017 3:23 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:09 pm
Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
Woah. That's good. Especially for C.S. Lewis.
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Onyx » Fri May 19, 2017 3:30 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
Damnation, but that's the truth.
Oh yeah. When Tuttle taught me the word for this, it was like the jigsaw piece that brought whole sections into place. I think he was describing with self-depreciation a genre among evangelicals - the humblebrag. Humanists (my tribe) do it too when we effuse about how insignificant we are in the universe.
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Rusty » Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Onyx wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 3:30 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
Damnation, but that's the truth.
Oh yeah. When Tuttle taught me the word for this, it was like the jigsaw piece that brought whole sections into place. I think he was describing with self-depreciation a genre among evangelicals - the humblebrag. Humanists (my tribe) do it too when we effuse about how insignificant we are in the universe.
"We are the cosmos made conscious." ~ Brian Cox

We may be insignificant in influence, reach, size, damage, energy, etc compared to the universe but we have a very special role, so far unique as far as we actually know. We are the parts of the universe that contemplate the universe and we figure out how it works. That is significant and very surprising.

[Refuse-to-be-insignificant] Yeah! [/Refuse-to-be-insignificant]

Now before your head explodes in pride...

"Finally, from what we now know about the cosmos, to think that all this was created for just one species among the tens of millions of species who live on one planet circling one of a couple of hundred billion stars that are located in one galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies, all of which are in one universe among perhaps an infinite number of universes all nestled within a grand cosmic multiverse, is provincially insular and anthropocentrically blinkered. Which is more likely? That the universe was designed just for us, or that we see the universe as having been designed just for us?"
~ Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

.... and we contemplate in anonymity too!
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Onyx » Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 pm

Rusty wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Onyx wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 3:30 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
Damnation, but that's the truth.
Oh yeah. When Tuttle taught me the word for this, it was like the jigsaw piece that brought whole sections into place. I think he was describing with self-depreciation a genre among evangelicals - the humblebrag. Humanists (my tribe) do it too when we effuse about how insignificant we are in the universe.
"We are the cosmos made conscious." ~ Brian Cox

We may be insignificant in influence, reach, size, damage, energy, etc compared to the universe but we have a very special role, so far unique as far as we actually know. We are the parts of the universe that contemplate the universe and we figure out how it works. That is significant and very surprising.

[Refuse-to-be-insignificant] Yeah! [/Refuse-to-be-insignificant]

Now before your head explodes in pride...

"Finally, from what we now know about the cosmos, to think that all this was created for just one species among the tens of millions of species who live on one planet circling one of a couple of hundred billion stars that are located in one galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies, all of which are in one universe among perhaps an infinite number of universes all nestled within a grand cosmic multiverse, is provincially insular and anthropocentrically blinkered. Which is more likely? That the universe was designed just for us, or that we see the universe as having been designed just for us?"
~ Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

.... and we contemplate in anonymity too!
Yes, that's cool. And when we don't really know how big everything is, nor how small it all gets, then either and both perspectives are valid.
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Rusty » Fri May 19, 2017 6:19 pm

Onyx wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Rusty wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm
Onyx wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 3:30 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
"A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility."
Damnation, but that's the truth.
Oh yeah. When Tuttle taught me the word for this, it was like the jigsaw piece that brought whole sections into place. I think he was describing with self-depreciation a genre among evangelicals - the humblebrag. Humanists (my tribe) do it too when we effuse about how insignificant we are in the universe.
"We are the cosmos made conscious." ~ Brian Cox

We may be insignificant in influence, reach, size, damage, energy, etc compared to the universe but we have a very special role, so far unique as far as we actually know. We are the parts of the universe that contemplate the universe and we figure out how it works. That is significant and very surprising.

[Refuse-to-be-insignificant] Yeah! [/Refuse-to-be-insignificant]

Now before your head explodes in pride...

"Finally, from what we now know about the cosmos, to think that all this was created for just one species among the tens of millions of species who live on one planet circling one of a couple of hundred billion stars that are located in one galaxy among hundreds of billions of galaxies, all of which are in one universe among perhaps an infinite number of universes all nestled within a grand cosmic multiverse, is provincially insular and anthropocentrically blinkered. Which is more likely? That the universe was designed just for us, or that we see the universe as having been designed just for us?"
~ Michael Shermer, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

.... and we contemplate in anonymity too!
Yes, that's cool. And when we don't really know how big everything is, nor how small it all gets, then either and both perspectives are valid.
The point is well made in the following vid and well worth your time... It is astonishing that the survival capabilities developed in us also enable us to contemplate a scale that we have never experienced and far beyond reasonable expectation. This is a very tiny part of what we understand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Gw08pwhws
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Re: Your Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

Post by Goose55 » Wed May 31, 2017 12:38 pm

Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can be done only by God.

"I can to some extent control my acts: I have no direct control over my temperament. And if what we are matters even more than what we do--then it follows that the change which I most need to undergo is a change that my own direct, voluntary efforts cannot bring about. And this applies to my good actions too. How many of them were done for the right motive? How many for fear of public opinion, or a desire to show off? How many from a sort of obstinacy or sense of superiority which, in different circumstances, might equally had led to some very bad act? But I cannot, by direct moral effort, give myself new motives. After the first few steps in the Christian life we realize that everything which really needs to be done in our souls can be done only by God." ~ C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
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“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
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Post by Goose55 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am

"I find a good many people have been bothered by what I said in the last
chapter about Our Lord's words, "Be ye perfect." Some people seem to think
this means "Unless you are perfect, I will not help you"; and as we cannot
be perfect, then, if He meant that, our position is hopeless. But I do not
think He did mean that. I think He meant "The only help I will give is help
to become perfect. You may want something less: but I will give you nothing
less." [......] Once you call Him in, He will give you the full treatment."

From the C.S. Lewis book, Mere Christianity
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"Dagnabbit, Joy! Keep that up and it's the dutch oven for you!"

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