Mere christianity

But pleasure, money, power and safety are all, as far as they go, good things. Over the course of his life he wrote poetry, essays, literature, autobiography, fantasy, science fiction, and non-fiction works of academic criticism, philosophy, and Christian apologetics.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message Lewis, an Anglicanintended to describe the Christian common ground. Lewis was for many years an atheist, and described his conversion in Surprised by Joy: For more than thirty years, Lewis taught at Oxford University.

Lewis calls this one of the great secrets: Metalcore band, Norma Jeanderived the title of their song "No Passenger: He attended Oxford University, where he distinguished himself as a scholar of English, Classics, and Philosophy.

The phrase, "the hammering process" was used by Christian metal band Living Sacrifice for the name of their album The Hammering Process. The badness consists in pursuing them by the wrong method, Mere christianity in the wrong way, or too much. Lewis fought in World War I, and, partly as a result of the carnage he witnessed, he was an atheist for most of his twenties.

But in real life people are cruel for one of two reasons - either because they are sadists, that is, because they have a sexual perversion which makes cruelty a cause of sensual pleasure to them, or else for the sake of something they are going to get out of it - money, or power, or safety.

He knew what he was doing was Very Bad and it gave him a big thrill. Lewis offers several analogies to explain this abstract concept: Pantheismhe argues, is incoherent, and atheism too simple.

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Born in Ireland inC. The ultimate idea though he recognised this was something for later generations and he would not live to see the glad day was to murder every single Jew throughout the world, because in the very depths of his racist insanity he thought the Jews were Evil.

Manichaeism whereby the existence of evil is explained by there being two equal forces in the Universe which are in perpetual contention, the Good one and the Bad one. You can be good for the mere sake of goodness: He played it again and gleefully sang the chorus have you got it yet, have you got it yet.

Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of flitting angels and blind faith, but of free will, an innate sense of justice and the grace of God. Both their wives are rustling up something to eat in the kitchen and talking about whatever mysterious things women find so interesting.

While the book makes no specific references to Christ, Christian thinkers have celebrated Boethius for pioneering Christian theology.

It may be that every single sentence in this book is either wrong or offensive or inane or all three.

The other boys in the band were disturbed by his weird behaviour but he was still the golden goose for them. Then they realised that every time he played it he was changing the chords around completely.

Are the Christians deliberately vague and terminally woolly or are they subtle and insightful? Meanwhile the men thrash out the deep questions. How in whatever grotesque rhetorical contortion could that be construed as pursuing a GOOD thing in the wrong way??

Lewis argues that the moral law is like the law of nature in that it was not contrived by humans. Are they serious or do they just want to be in a big club? Over half a century after the original lectures, the topic retains it urgency.

If we did… surely we would all agree that if anyone deserved the death penalty, then these filthy quislings did? Even if one does not like oneself, one would still love oneself.

His most important point is that Christianity mandates that one "love your neighbor as yourself. I think a copy of Mere Christianity should be provided free to every impressionable schoolchild in the country.

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In Great Britain, when hope and the moral fabric of society were threatened by the relentless inhumanity of global war, an Oxford don was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity.

Every time the Christians play me their song they change the chords. He cites the four cardinal virtues: Christian Behaviour[ edit ] The next third of the book explores the ethics resulting from Christian belief.

However, it is unlike natural laws in that it can be broken or ignored, and it is known intuitively, rather than through observation.The best study guide to Mere Christianity on the planet, from the creators of SparkNotes. Get the summaries, analysis, and quotes you need. In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S.

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