C.S. Lewis Legacy

“Finally, C. S. Lewis took on crises that no human being can avoid—suffering, death and what one might call ‘the crisis of feeling.’ The latter is that problem everyone faces when emotions simply   don’t lead us to contentment. If life is supposed to feel good, what happens when it doesn’t? Feelings—particularly the emotional rush of life—remain for many the final arbiter of truth.” Gregory Cootsona

C.S. Lewis and the Crises of Belief

Despite tragedies, the scholar and ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ author came down on the side of faith.

This is a notable month for fans of C.S. Lewis : He was born on Nov. 29, 1898, and left the world on the 22nd of the same month in 1963. The passing of this major figure in Christian thinking thus became a footnote to the day of President Kennedy’s assassination.

Lewis deserves to be remembered as one of the great lights of English academics for his scholarship on Medieval and Renaissance literature. But he is deservedly best known as a spokesman for Christianity. If anything, Lewis’s work is more widely read now than during his lifetime, thanks in part to the Hollywood films based on his landmark fantasy series, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” A fourth movie, based on “The Silver Chair” in Lewis’s Narnia series, is poised for production and scheduled for a 2016 release.

C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis. GETTY IMAGES

His more-theological books—such as “The Screwtape Letters,” in which devils discuss how to corrupt a well-meaning human—have broad appeal because they defend Christian belief by answering questions that a doubting public might be struggling with. Author Anthony Burgess once wrote that “Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.”
Lewis grappled with crisis and struggle, and he came down on the side of faith. It was his honesty and intellectual rigor in describing his trials that help make him so compelling. Continue reading

Brave New World

11142014_b1-knight8201_c0-151-1800-1200_s561x327“After decades of chipping away at America’s Christian heritage, the liberal enforcers of ‘equality’ and ‘tolerance’ are more open about the brave new future they envision: It’s their way or nobody’s way.”

“In the brave new world of tolerance, only Christians and sometimes Jews are told to be silent, to celebrate sin, or even to host worship of what Christians and Jews for centuries have regard as a false god.” Robert Knight

A brave new world of intolerance

Diversity gone berserk bans all vestiges of religious heritage

Robert Knight, “A Brave New World of Intolerance,” The Washington Times, November 24, 2014, p. 31

After decades of chipping away at America’s Christian heritage, the liberal enforcers of “equality” and “tolerance” are more open about the brave new future they envision: It’s their way or nobody’s way.

They have willing accomplices in Americans who fold at the slightest challenge.

Confronted with Muslim demands for equal status with Christian and Jewish holidays, the school board in Montgomery County, Md., voted 7-1 on Nov. 11 to do away with acknowledging all religious-themed holidays.

Schoolchildren will get vacations at Christmas and Easter, and days off for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. However, as with the evil Lord “He-who-must-not-be-named” Voldemort in the “Harry Potter” books, the holidays shall go unnamed on school calendars, replaced by Winter Break, Spring Break and days with “no school for students and teachers.” Continue reading

Communist Victims

“More than a billion Chinese are still trapped under the rule of a Communist apparatus. The Communist party in Brazil has grown such that it was recently made part of the governing coalition. And in Russia, where the Communist party has tripled in size in recent years, the state is attempting to prosecute Lithuanians who dodged military service during the Soviet years.” Jonathan V. Last

First a Memorial, Then a Museum 

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