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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by TaterTot, Jan 6, 2006.
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Here's my favorite quote from his book, Mere Christianity. (pp. 40-41)
"....I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is one thing that we must not say. 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 the man who says he is a poached agg - or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon, or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
Well seems like from the poll, we have a lot of folks having a good day here in BB Land
I read portions of a few of Lewis's books, but none completely.
I have never read any of the Narnia books though, although i did know of the series and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" because i used to watch it each year when the cartoon played around Christmas time.
I know...not nearly the same as reading the books, but at least i knew of the story and the author (unlike a lot of other folks).
I was a triple yesser
Saturday is generally a good day.
I hear that quote all the time. It's a good one!
I have read Lewis' writings for years and I think I have read just about everything he wrote -- at least that is available. I was really kind of nervous about Narnia being made. There was one made before in England, which we have, and which is delightful, and I didn't want it ruined!
But still, the books are the best. I like imagining what things 'look like.'
My favorite works by Lewis are not the Narnia series, though. The Great Divorce has always gotten me thinking, as have a number of his essays. "The Weight of Glory", "Transposition", "The Inner Ring", and "Membership" are incredible sermons.
I haven't seen Narnia yet, but I understand it is well worth the time.
We got the BBC's version of the Lion Witch and Wardrobe on DVD as a Christmas gift. Is that the same one you are talking about Helen? I havent seen it yet. Kind of tired of it right now, saw the movie twice, read the book, and read it to the kids, a chapter nightly. lol.
I love CS Lewis' writing style in this and his other works. Brilliant guy.
Yes, that's the one. It's delightful and we have enjoyed watching ours several times through the years. Lucy is really a sweetie in that one.
I love Lewis' writings... have enjoyed the Narnia series since I was a child.