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  • Nikabrik's Candidate (My Fear Also on Trump)

    01/27/2016 6:59:01 PM PST · by jafojeffsurf · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 1/22/2016 | Gina Dalfonzo
    "If you ever doubt that C. S. Lewis was gifted with a prophetic voice, you need look no further for correction than Prince Caspian. In the story, you may remember, Narnia is in a desperate situation. The Telmarines have taken over, and the citizens of Narnia have been persecuted, silenced, and driven into hiding. When Prince Caspian—a Telmarine himself, but one who sympathizes with the Narnian cause—joins forces with them, this leads to a fresh round of attacks from the other Telmarines and their king, Miraz. The Narnians try to summon help by using Queen Susan’s horn—and they are successful,...
  • How C. S. Lewis Predicted Today’s College Campus Craziness—in 1944

    12/02/2015 8:33:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/02/2015 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    When events at Yale University and the University of Missouri propelled college politics to national news, many conservatives were caught off guard by the power of "political correctness." To those familiar with the works of C.S. Lewis, however, these events were of little surprise. Lewis's The Abolition of Man explains both the confusion and the radical ideology on campuses today, and how Americans should respond to these dire threats.What's Happening on College Campuses?In the September issue of The Atlantic, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, described a...
  • The Meaning of Paris

    11/25/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by crusher · 11 replies
    personal correspondence | 11/22/2015 | crusher
    I was recently asked my opinion about the current state of affairs, and thought some of you might be interested. Or not. ===================================================== Hi Cousin You asked my thoughts about Paris, so here they are. What we are seeing is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a clash between civilization and barbarism. Paris is but the latest consequence of The West 1) failing to recognize/address barbarism, and 2) losing faith in civilization itself. In short, Paris is the well-deserved consequence of The West's aggregate contempt for its own Christian heritage. G.K. Chesterton once said that when a people no...
  • Flavors of the Century

    10/15/2015 7:05:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Two authors who collectively have sold hundreds of millions of copies of their books decades after their deaths receive scant attention in academia. C. S. Lewis, according to Publishers Weekly, had sold 18 million copies by 2013. J. R. R. Tolkien, according to answers.com, has sold about 250 million copies. But try finding a panel on either of them at the Modern Language Association. Perhaps it has something to do with the outlook of this literary pair. Indeed, even during their lifetimes, despite spending most of their working lives as Oxford dons, both Lewis and Tolkien were more widely appreciated...
  • The Dreadful Duty of Forgiveness

    07/20/2015 9:52:09 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 80 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/19/15 | Trevor Thomas
    One of the most unpopular and difficult virtues of Christianity is forgiveness. As C.S. Lewis put it, Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. Sadly, our personal lives recently have been an exercise in forgiving the unforgivable.
  • Priestesses in the Church?

    06/01/2015 3:35:18 PM PDT · by bad company · 8 replies
    http://www.episcopalnet.org ^ | August 14, 1948 | C.S. Lewis
    [Originally published under the title "Notes on the Way," in Time and Tide, Vol. XXIX (August 14, 1948), it was subsequently reprinted with the above title in the posthumous God in the Dock book, published by Wiilliam B. Erdmanns, Grand Rapids, MI). "I should like Balls infinitely better," said Caroline Bingley, "if they were carried on in a different manner ... It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing made the order of the day." "Much more rational, I dare say," replied her brother, "but it would not be near so much like a Ball." We...
  • Love is Lifting Me Higher -- A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

    03/15/2015 7:17:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archiocese of Washington ^ | 03-14-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Your Love is Lifting Me Higher – A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe readings in today’s Mass speak to us of our desperate condition, and how God’s abiding love has not only set us free, but also lifted us higher. God was not content to restore us to some earthy garden, paradise though it was. No, he has so loved the world that he sent his Son who has opened heaven itself for us and given us a new, transformed and eternal life.Let's look at some of the themes and ponder that God works...
  • From Atheism to Christianity: a Personal Journey

    02/16/2015 12:18:45 PM PST · by redleghunter · 12 replies
    Be Thinking.Org ^ | 2011 | Philip Vander Elst
    Do you find it difficult to believe in God or accept the claims of Christianity? I did, when I was an atheist, but I changed my mind, and my reasons for doing so may be of interest to you in your own personal journey and attempts to make sense of life. I am a freelance writer and lecturer. Since graduating from Oxford in 1973, with a degree in politics and philosophy, I have spent most of my professional life in politics and journalism, loving, as I do, the world of books, ideas and debate. Two questions in particular have always...
  • Letter from Below (C. S. Lewis - Wormwood)

    02/18/2015 8:06:57 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Feb 17, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    My dear Wormwood, These days I scarcely know where to turn next in the public prints, there's such an abundance of cheery news from the upper regions. Clearly you have things well in hand up there. War and the threat of war, aggression everywhere and suffering galore to go with it. Diplomats holding endless meetings that amount to a green light for more invasions and ever more power for those out to squelch freedom in the world. Congratulations and keep up the good work. It may be only a matter of time before our devilish friends in Teheran get their...
  • The Left and Absolute Sexual Freedom

    02/01/2015 1:29:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-15 | Fay Voshell
    C.S. Lewis wrote in 1952 that perversions of the sex instinct are numerous, hard to cure, and frightful. The good Oxford don did not live to see the times we now live in, times in which progressive extremists can state a straight face that actually there are no sexual perversions times in which even the long-held taboos against pedophilia and incest are falling like dominoes. The evidence that in the name of absolute sexual freedom, traditional taboos are no longer to be honored is everywhere. While sexual perversion has always existed, it has never been as widely tolerated and...
  • Why Evil Disproves Atheism

    01/17/2015 6:20:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/17/2015 | Frank Turek
    As Islamists continue to kill innocents, they provide more fuel for the oft-made atheist claim that religion is evil. Atheist Richard Dawkins condemned the recent attacks in France by tweeting, "No, all religions are NOT equally violent. Some have never been violent, some gave it up centuries ago. One religion conspicuously didn't." Dawkins is right that some religions and religious people have consistently perpetrated evil. Atheists often use this fact to support atheism. However, the existence of evil turns out to be a bigger problem for atheists to explain than for theists. The kind of evil Dawkins and the rest...
  • How Narnia and Middle Earth helped an atheist professor find her faith

    11/25/2014 3:50:20 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 25, 2014
    JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA) Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway's Not God's Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journeyI have been reading Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type: an Atheist Academic Lays Down her Arms (Ignatius Press, or Gracewing in the UK). It is always uplifting to read books like this, not in a triumphalist way but because it is a reminder that underneath all the glaring human weaknesses in the Church as an institution, which we all know so well, there are still people out there who are searching for answers to fundamental questions and then finding...
  • Jill Freud, Inspiration for Lucy in 'Narnia,' Reveals C.S. Lewis Memories

    09/05/2014 2:05:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Paul Bond
    There are multiple films in the works that will explore the relationship between literary fantasy giants J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, one called Tolkien & Lewis from Attractive Films and another called Jack & Tollers from Third Dart Studios. Still another from Fox Searchlight will focus only on Tolkien and is titled, appropriately enough, Tolkien. While the films are in the early stages, one of them Tolkien & Lewis is set to announce an interesting castmember: Jill Freud, aka the real Lucy Pevensie from Lewis books about Narnia. ...
  • What's so unique about Christianity ? CS Lewis answers

    07/23/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    Grace Guy ^ | 1997 | Yancey
    During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods' appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. The debate went on for some time until C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. "What's the rumpus about?" he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity's unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, "Oh, that's easy. It's grace." After some discussion, the conferees had to agree....
  • Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

    01/06/2014 5:20:33 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 48 replies
    Gospel Coalition ^ | January 6, 2013 | Trevin Wax
    I grew up in a fundamentalist environment. The church I was baptized in believed it was inappropriate for Christians to go to a movie theater. To this day, my grandparents maintain this standard as a bulwark against worldliness. The library at my Christian school had a variety of books for children, sanitized for Christian consumption. Encyclopedia Brown made the cut, but all the goshes and gee whizzes were marked out with a heavy black pen. No second-hand cursing allowed. Films without anything objectionable were allowed at school, but looking back, I see how this analysis was applied simplistically. I still...
  • Why Liberalism Is On The Wrong Side Of History

    12/03/2013 4:01:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2013 | John Hawkins
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." -- C.S. Lewis One of the overriding points of Liberal Fascism is that all of the totalitarian isms of the left commit the fallacy of the category error. They all want the state to be something it cannot be. They passionately believe the government can love you, that the state can be your God or your church or your tribe or your parent or your village or all of these things at once. Conservatives occasionally make this mistake, libertarians never do, liberals...
  • C. S. Lewis: Jack the Giant-Killer

    11/25/2013 1:12:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2013 | M. D. Aeschliman
    On November 22, 1963 just 50 years ago today three eminent men died: President John F. Kennedy and the writers Aldous Huxley (b. 1894) and C. S. Lewis (b. 1898). In 1982, the philosopher Peter Kreeft wrote a clever and valuable fictional dialogue of the dead among the three, imagining them meeting and conversing just after death in a purgatorial state Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere beyond Death. The fortunes of the three figures reputations over the last half-century make for an interesting comparison. The young, handsome, glamorous Kennedy, brutally slain by a left-winger at...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: A look at the lives of JFK, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley

    11/24/2013 1:14:57 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    Desert News (Tip o'the hat Ace of Spades) ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jackie Hicken
    Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but the day also marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of famed authors C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Test your knowledge of these three historical giants with this quiz.
  • A 'mere Christian'? Assessing C.S. Lewis after fifty years

    11/22/2013 6:19:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | Alister McGrath
    Few can have failed to notice that this day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). Throughout the summer, Lewis has featured prominently in literary festivals across the length and breadth of England. His home church - Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford - arranged a modest celebration of the anniversary in September, and found themselves swamped by the public interest. ...
  • Why Narnia Still Matters

    11/23/2013 1:00:22 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2013 | By Lev Grossman
    I have a funny sort of personal connection to C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago today. Its through my mother: she was born in London and is just old enough to remember the Blitz, and like the Pevensie children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, she was sent to the countryside to escape the bombing. Unlike them ...
  • Another notable death of Nov. 22, 1963: C.S. Lewis

    11/22/2013 8:09:56 AM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    Mpls. Star Tribune ^ | 11/22/13 | DAVID MATHIS
    He went quietly. It was very British. While the worlds attention turned to Dallas and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, one Clive Staples Lewis breathed his last in Oxford just a week shy of his 65th birthday. Strangely enough, science-fictionist Aldous Huxley passed the same day. In one calendar square, three of the 20th centurys most influential figures were gone. It was Nov. 22, 1963. C.S. Lewis is known best for his series of seven short fiction books, the Chronicles of Narnia, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 40 languages. With three of the stories...
  • How the Sexual Revolution ruined friendship

    11/19/2013 6:41:46 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-19-13 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Our 21st century cultural landscape is littered with the casualties of the Sexual Revolution, even though if youve been listening exclusively to its propaganda arms, the media and academia, youre probably thinking the whole experiment has gone swimmingly. The No-Mans land of the resulting Gender Wars is littered with dozens of new sexually transmitted diseases, brains saturated with increasingly twisted pornography, broken marriages, and shattered futuresbut as long as slimy sleaze-mongers like Dan Savage get to write columns on how to incur fleeting physical pleasure, were all "free." Praise Third Wave Feminism and pass the condoms, Ive got herpes to...
  • Kennedy, Huxley and Lewis

    11/14/2013 7:35:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis. Of the three, it was Lewis who not only was the most influential of his time, but whose reach extends to these times and likely beyond. His many books continue to sell and the number of people whose lives have been changed by his writing expands each year. On the 50th anniversary of his death, C.S. Lewis remains perhaps the 20th...
  • SCREWTAPE PROPOSES AN EPISCOPAL TOAST... TO JOHN SHELBY SPONG With apologies to C.S. Lewis

    10/20/2013 2:42:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 10-14-13 | David W. Virtue
    With apologies to C.S. Lewis My dear Wormwood, The Screwtape Letters It's hard to fathom, even by our standards of non-compliance with the Other Side, what a marvelous catch this John Shelby Spong fellow has turned out to be. I doubt we could have created a more perfect model of apostasy and heresy all wrapped up in one man. For more than four decades, he has steadfastly aided and abetted our cause of disbelief. Atheists and skeptics are obvious sinners, but they are not a patch on a man who wears the cloth of his religion while defaming and declaiming...
  • The Lions World [Rowan Williams on Narnia]

    09/03/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Englewood Review of Books ^ | 10 June 2013 | Peter Stevens
    Recently, while discussing the role of fictional stories in spiritual formation with my students, I found myself returning to the works of C.S. Lewis as an example. While I did not discuss The Chronicles of Narnia, I can undeniably say that the fictional works of Lewis have shaped me spiritually. From a young age, I have read and reread the Narnian stories. They have become a part of my spiritual formation and of many others as well. Lewis has had this effect on Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, as well. He also confesses to repeatedly reading and studying the...
  • Ulster inspiration of the magical land of Narnia

    07/09/2013 1:15:11 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Belfast News Letter ^ | 9 July 2013 | by Philip Bradfield
    A new book has been published which collects all CS Lewis references to his Ulster childhood and the possible role of such places in inspiring many of his greatest works. CS Lewis And The Island Of His Birth, by Sandy Smith, lifts the lid on CS Lewis early life in Belfast and allows the reader to walk in Lewis footsteps on a journey that covers Belfast and Ireland north and south, encapsulating the places that many believe were the inspiration for some of his greatest works. Lewis mentioned parts of Northern Ireland at various times in his writing. That...
  • SCREWTAPE PROPOSES AN EPISCOPAL TOAST (22)

    06/24/2013 7:41:32 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 6-18-13 | David W. Virtue
    My dear Wormwood, The collective heads of the Hades High Council is positively spinning with all the news of these foolish earthlings in their desire to find peace, harmony, love and "why can't we all get along" interfaith notions. Their compromises over pansexual behavior have to be one of the single greatest triumphs of the 21st Century. Our Father had to be dragged away from a round of bishop bashing just to hear the good news. Now that both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have succumbed to the notion of civil partnerships while condemning gay marriage is of course...
  • Ayn Rand Really, Really Hated C.S. Lewis

    05/11/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 178 replies
    First Things ^ | March 27, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    Ayn Rand was no fan of C.S. Lewis. She called the famous apologist an abysmal bastard, a monstrosity, a cheap, awful, miserable, touchy, social-metaphysical mediocrity, a pickpocket of concepts, and a God-damn, beaten mystic. (I suspect Lewis would have particularly relished the last of these.) These insults and more can be found in her marginal notes on a copy of Lewis Abolition of Man, as printed in Ayn Rands Marginalia: Her critical comments on the writings of over 20 authors, edited by Robert Mayhew. Excerpts appear below, with Lewis writing (complete with Rands highlighting and underlining) on the left and...
  • Why 'Mere Christianity' Should Have Bombed (Knowing why it didn't helps us strengthen our witness)

    12/30/2012 6:15:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/27/2012 | John G. Stackhouse Jr
    Sixty years ago, London publisher Geoffrey Bles first released a revision of three sets of radio talks by an Oxford literature don. The book was called Mere Christianity, and there was nothing "mere" about it. A somewhat disjointed set of C. S. Lewis's views on a wide range of theological, philosophical, and ethical matters, the book became the most important and effective defense of the Christian faith in its century. As Mere Christianity (henceforth "MC") goes into its seventh decade of publishing success, rivaled still by no other apologetic, it's worth taking a look at its unlikely success. Why It...
  • C.S. Lewis and how the acceptance of "gay" sex leads to the eradication of friendship

    06/16/2012 9:32:41 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 14th, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    June 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When close friends are presented in film or literature today, the conclusion is often: Oh, they are gay. One of the tragedies of our culture, in its vigorous acceptance of the homosexual agenda, is the corrosion of a true understanding of friendship. What is Friendship? Have we lost our concept of it? Today, Friendship is considered either mere casual companionship, or, if it is something deeper, a latent sexual urge. But traditionally, Friendship was neither of these things. In The Four Loves, novelist and philosopher C. S. Lewis describes Friendship as a love in its...
  • The Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes

    05/11/2012 3:20:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2012 | John Hawkins
    C.S. Lewis was one of the most brilliant writers who ever set pen to paper. He was an insightful thinker, had remarkable common sense, and there may not have been anyone in the last century who was a better writer about the Christian faith and the human condition. In honor of a great man, here are his 25 greatest quotes. 25) Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. 24) If anyone says that sex, in itself, is bad, Christianity contradicts him at once. But, of course, when people say,...
  • The Most Oppressive Tyranny

    04/24/2012 4:22:58 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-24-12 | The Looking Spoon
    A favorite quote from a great and brilliant man. Created for OMG! for America
  • Was C.S. Lewis a Crypto-Mormon

    04/11/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 12 replies
    MormonInfo.org ^ | R. M. Sivulka
    Was C. S. Lewis a Crypto-Mormon? If you would like for us to consider adding your comments here, please send an e-mail to Rob@MormonInfo.org. Many LDS writers have been fascinated with C. S. Lewis to the point of making him an "honorary member" of the LDS Church. A recent article stated, "Lewis wrote about the nature of God and how man's ultimate potential is to become like deity, something that seems to resonate with LDS audiences." To LDS, this means that we can become gods like our God is a God for us. In his book, The Mormon Faith: A...
  • Remarkable and Lesser Known Insights by CS Lewis on the Loss of Faith in the West

    03/10/2012 7:20:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 3/7/12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the lesser known and lesser read works of CS Lewis is his correspondence with Rev. Fr. Don Giovanni Calabria. Few indeed have read them since they were written in Latin. And though an English translation was published in 1998, I know few who have ever heard of these letters. The full collection of these letter is here: The Latin Letters of CS LewisIn these letters, there are some very important insights that CS Lewis offers for the loss of faith in Europe that was already well underway in the 1950s when the letters were exchanged. Indeed I would...
  • Since when did intellect and education become bad things?

    03/08/2012 1:16:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Hanford Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kevin Horrigan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    As a card-carrying member of the media elite, its hard for me to say something nice about Newt Gingrich. But here it is: He doesnt wear blue jeans in public. [SNIP of SNARK due to excerpt limit] For many Republican primary voters, the only thing worse than a regular elite is an intellectual elite or a media elite or especially a liberal intellectual media elite. [SNIP] More to the point, does the fact that a guy reads books and deals in ideas disqualify him? For many Americans, it does. Anti-intellectualism has been a consistent theme throughout American history. The political...
  • Tyranny from above...

    02/09/2012 9:01:20 AM PST · by dps.inspect · 11 replies
    Me
    C. S. Lewis, my favorite all time author, wrote of many things. He saw humanity for what it is, especially in light of humanity's creator and moral author. One of his observations regards the tyranny a government can be on its people, when they engage in the business of humanitarianism. Here he speaks of the tyranny of the nanny state... "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his...
  • Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist

    01/22/2012 3:47:21 PM PST · by garjog · 64 replies
    Times of India ^ | Jan 21, 2012 | staff
    MOSCOW: Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photographs taken by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission, says an article published in the Solar System Research magazine. Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences published a research that analysed the photographs from the Venus mission made by a Soviet landing probe, Venus-13, in 1982. The photographs feature several objects, which Ksanfomaliti said, resembled a "disk", a "black flap" and a "scorpion".
  • Are Mormons Christian?

    10/12/2011 7:31:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 652 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Ken Connor
    "A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg - or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any...
  • Rising Atheism In America Puts 'Religious Right On The Defensive' [12%-20% Atheists!]

    10/02/2011 3:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 01, 2011 | Paul Harris
    Rising Atheism In America Puts 'Religious Right On The Defensive' High profile of faith-based politicians such as Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry masks a steady growth in secularism Paul Harris in New York 1 October 2011 About 400 people are preparing to gather for a conference in Hartford, Connecticut, to promote the end of religion in the US and their vision of a secular future for the country. Those travelling to the meeting will pass two huge roadside billboards displaying quotes from two of the country's most famous non-believers: Katharine Hepburn and Mark Twain. "Faith is believing what you know...
  • The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis distilled down in a short discussion.

    09/15/2011 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Neville Chamberlain · 17 replies
    Cliffs' Notes for conservatives. This isn't your child's C.S. Lewis. If you don't have time to read C.S. Lewis's book, The Abolition of Man, let us distill it down for you.
  • Will Barack Obama condemn Biden and Hoffa for calling Republicans 'barbarians' and 'SOBs'

    09/06/2011 8:29:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The London Daily Telegraph ^ | September 5, 2011 | Toby Harnden, US Editor
    I enjoy political hardball as much as the next reporter. Its barely concealed truth that campaign journalists, like the operatives we cover, love negative campaigning and revel in OTT insults and martial rhetoric. Even candidates often lapse into the language of rip his throat out, tear his eyes out or drive a stake through her heart. Its no secret either that many Republicans despise Democrats with a passion and vice versa. Just as British MPs hide their contempt of their opponents by referring to them as the honourable member, American politicians have their own, albeit less formal, ways of masking...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • Tosh.0 Meets CS Lewis

    03/06/2011 1:00:20 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 4 replies
    Religio Political Talk (RPT) ^ | 3-6-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    How would you rewrite, or should I say, add to CS Lewis examples after seeing this video? [Tosh.0 Video] These two men seem to be referring to not only the law as in the penal code/system but they resolved this act with reference to some fair standard that is above the written law of man. IMHO that is. [....] "EVERY ONE HAS HEARD people quarreling. Sometimes it sounds funny and sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant; but however it sounds, I believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kinds of things they say. They say things like...
  • C.S Lewis said it best!....(vanity)

    01/03/2011 9:49:33 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies
    Monday January 3, 2010
    "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult....
  • On Palin's Reading List, C.S. Lewis

    12/20/2010 6:57:54 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Since Katie Couric first asked the question a couple of years back, journalists continue to pepper Sarah Palin with that classic ice-breaker: "So, what are you reading?" The subject came up again in a recent profile in the New York Times Magazine, and last week Barbara Walters returned to the question in interviewing Mrs. Palin as one of her "10 most fascinating people of 2010." In both interviews Mrs. Palin cited C.S. Lewis as a favorite author she looks to for inspiration. This prompted talk-show host and comedienne Joy Behar of "The View" to deride Mrs. Palin and her choice...
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review

    12/17/2010 5:05:17 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 17 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 17, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    It is the third film installment of the Chronicles of Narnia series. The film begins in England, where Lucy and Edmund are staying with their personality deficient Uncle, Aunt, and trouble-maker, cousin Eustace. Eustace is very snotty, spoiled, loud, and hates his cousins. Eustaces hatred for his cousins causes him to torment them. None too soon, when a painting of a ship on the wall starts moving, suddenly water starts filling up the room and Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are from that water, transported into the seas of Narnia. Upon arriving in Narnia, a very large, dragon shaped ship approaches...
  • Do "Progressives" Have An Intelligence Allergy?

    12/15/2010 7:19:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-15-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This is actually worse than Liam Neeson's ridiculous take on his role in the Chronicles of Narnia. See the Hardball video where Richard Wolffe mocks Palin for reading C.S. Lewis embedded at the original post here or at YouTubeI'm not going to get into what a buffoon Matthews is (you all already know), but I'll let Neil Cavuto do it for me. I've been writing/blogging and engaged in political activities off and on for about 7 years now. Part of the job is to know and understand what the other side thinks. I've had a gut feeling about the...
  • Wolffe Howler: Brit Political Analyst As Dumb as Behar on C.S. Lewis

    12/14/2010 2:14:43 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 15 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 13, 2010 | David Forsmark
    Richard Wolffe is ubiquitous on MSNBC as a political analyst. Just what qualifies him a being such a general know-it-all is kind of a mystery, unless the provincials are just that impressed by a British accent. But when Wolffes Anglo-ness should have been an asset on Hardball Thursday night, he could not even identify one of the 20th Centurys monumental British thinkers, C.S. Lewis, as anything other than the author of kids books. Of course, he was in the MSNBC anything-Sarah-Palin-says-is-stupid default mode, and caught up in a allegedly hilarious bit of Palin Derangement Syndrome patter. WOLFFE: All The...
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of Dawn Treader Debuts No. 1 at Box Office

    12/13/2010 9:57:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2010 | Katherine Phan
    "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" debuted at the top of the box office this weekend. The third movie entry based on the beloved children novels by C.S. Lewis raked in $24.5 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters despite a weak start on Friday. In the latest Narnia movie, the two youngest Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) journey back to the magical Kingdom along with their bratty cousin Eustace (Will Pouter). Led by King Caspian (Ben Barnes), the crew set out on a quest on the Dawn Treader to battle new threats to the...
  • Joy Behar, Narnia Numbskull

    12/11/2010 7:14:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/11/10 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday's edition of The View, Joy Behar displayed how little she knows Sarah Palin's favorite authors. As they discussed Palin's answer to Barbara Walters asking what she reads, and Walters said Palin reads C.S. Lewis for "divine inspiration," Behar asked "Aren't those children's books?" She wasn't joking, but she obviously liked the idea that Palin wasn't smart enough to read "adult books." The Narnia books aren't exactly Dr. Seuss. Behar isn't educated enough to know about his classic works of nonfiction in Christian apologetics, like Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.