Quotable Lewis

Here are some C.S. Lewis gems that I thought you’d like to delight in:

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.”

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

And, one of my favorites, just for fun:

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.

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My favorite Lewis quote ever:

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ”

Nice list..


Kurt, would you like to expound on that? I find it odd that you would say that since so many, even outside the Christian community, consider Lewis to be a highly regarded intellectual, a wise philosopher, and a beautifully gifted writer (both fiction and non).

So, with that, I’d love to hear a little defense of your statement.

(Keep in mind that Lewis was a hardcore athiest until a fellow professor at Oxford, named J.R.R Tolkien (Perhaps you’ve heard of him? He wrote Lord of the Rings.), kept telling him about Jesus. Lewis slowly moved from athiest to agnostic and then finally became a Christian at the age of 30.)


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