Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday: Some Quotes from C.S. Lewis and More

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's 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."

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"It's much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one."

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"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"

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"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair."

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"What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument."

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And finally, the story of Lon Solomon's amazing conversion to Christ here.

4 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Great Stuff.

Katherine said...

and in this technological age, he might have written.

"It's much easier to pray for a bore than to go and read one."

I won't be praying for you, though you're as boring as many of the faux Christian wingnuts.

Webutante said...
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Webutante said...

Well, Katherine, Okay. It's certainly your right and privilege not to pray for me.

But I do hope you will find the time to at least give thanks for and never take for granted your wonderful First Amendment Freedoms of expression which include: your right of free speech, and also your right to choose what you will or won't listen to and read.

And your freedom to walk away from bores like me is never to be taken lightly. You are greatly blessed.