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July 30, 2015 / compassioninpolitics

Some of the best quotes by CS Lewis–Also Pascals Wager Explained in Different Terms by CS Lewis

CS Lewis’ Wager:

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
– C. S. Lewis

This would work well with Lewis’ quote on Joy, which John Piper quotes in “Don’t Waste Your Life.”

* This is also a reason that agnosticism isn’t true or should be rejected.

It would obviously help to have a fuller development of the case for Christian ethics, meaning, character, etc..

Friendship, Ethics, and Utilitarianism:

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy,
like art…
It has no survival value; rather it is one of those
things that give value to survival.
– C. S. Lewis

Our Spiritual Beings & Identities:

You don’t have a soul.
You are a Soul.
You have a body.
– C. S. Lewis

On the Search for Truth:

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.
– C. S. Lewis

The Importance of Christianity:

Christianity, if false, is of no importance,
and if true, of infinite importance.
The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
– C. S. Lewis

On Christianity, Humility, and Pride:

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing
to go to sleep in humility,
thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards,
in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening
to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
– C. S. Lewis

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Sep 8 2015 3:24 pm

    If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning.

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