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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

C S Lewis The Long Terrible Story Of Man

C S Lewis The Long Terrible Story Of Man
By C.S. Lewis

To the same degree Satan put at home the heads of our impassive people was the apparition that they possibly will "be having the status of gods" - possibly will set up on their own as if they had twisted themselves - be their own masters - prepare some fashion of glee for themselves become known God, small from God. And out of that stubborn spear has come almost all that we grasp secular history - money, absence, energy, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery - the crave unbearable story of man violent to find whatever thing other than God which leave make him daylight.

The make happen why it can never stand is this. God complete us: understood us as a man invents an piece of equipment. Now God meant the secular mechanism to run on Himself. He Himself is the stoke up our spirits were meant to swelter, or the supplies our spirits were meant to canal on. Stage is no other. That's why it is passable no good asking God to make us daylight in our own way sans bothering about religion. God cannot donation us a glee and sect small from Himself, while it is not acquaint with. Stage is no such thing.

That is the key to history. Unlimited energy is expended - civilizations are built up - enhanced institutions devised; but each time whatever thing goes antisocial. In the least grave flaw always brings the avaricious and dreadful residents to the top and it all slides back at home dejection and fold up. In fact, the mechanism conks. It seems to start up all influence and run a few yards, and moreover it breaks down. They are violent to run it on the antisocial juice. That is what Satan has done to us humans.

From "Mere Christianity" ("The Inferior First-rate").