Catholic and Enjoying It Dawn Eden: However this method is notoriously absent regarding the positive aspects of faith. Never let it come to the surface; never let him ask what he expected them i6 to look like. As long as he retains externally the habits of a Christian he can still be made to think of himself as one who has adopted a' 6r few new friends and amusements but whose spiritual state is much the same as it was six weeks ago. As a result, while their minds are buzzing in this vacuum, we have the better chance to slip in and bend them to the action we have decided on.
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The Screwtape Letters Quotes
One must face the fact that all the talk about His love for men, and His service being perfect freedom, is not as one would gladly believe mere propaganda, but an appalling truth. But you must remember that he takes Time for an ultimate reality. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful — horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. Hers, which she supposes to be due to Faith, is in reality largely due to the mere colour she has taken from her surround- ings. Some talents, I gather, he really has. Indeed so, there is no philosophy which cannot be made into an empty, self-serving shell, but one hopes that by constant testing and questioning of those ideas we hold most dear, we may avoid or at least reduce many of our delusions.
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Instead Lewis simply tears down, and builds up nothing in return. I found these parts of Lewis' writing to be very powerful and insightful, and I asked myself how much I was falling to these same traps. That, in itself, is a bad thing; but good can be made out of it. The danger Milton presents is not that Satan is simply ignorant, but that he has created an entire worldview that explains and supports his position, even when he is wrong. I always thought the Training College had gone to pieces since they put old Slubgob at the head of it, and now I am sure.
Is that comfort more important than honesty? Okay, I'd probably be happy sitting in a dentist's office waiting for a root canal if I were reading a great book. A touch of true and deep and lasting beauty and wonder that for just a moment takes your breath away. Carly 1, books view quotes. If you can't explain it, than you don't know.
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