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Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by TaterTot, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. TaterTot

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    ...did you know?
     
  2. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

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    Here's my favorite quote from his book, Mere Christianity. (pp. 40-41)

    Lewis says,

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    "....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."

    Peace-
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  3. PastorSBC1303

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    Well seems like from the poll, we have a lot of folks having a good day here in BB Land
     
  4. bobbyd

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    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).
     
  5. mcdirector

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    I was a triple yesser [​IMG]
     
  6. Brother Ian

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    Saturday is generally a good day.
     
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    I hear that quote all the time. It's a good one! [​IMG]
     
  8. Helen

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    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.
     
  9. TaterTot

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    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.
     
  10. Helen

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    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.
     
  11. SaggyWoman

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    Mere Christianity.
     
  12. Joshua Rhodes

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    I love Lewis' writings... have enjoyed the Narnia series since I was a child.
     
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