Mere Christianity. “ … to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times. ”. By C.S. Lewis. Book 1. Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe. Right and Wrong as a Clue ….
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“…to explain and defend
the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.”
By C.S. Lewis
Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe
All human beings have the curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way (Law of Human Nature), and yet they do not behave this way
Isn’t the Law of Human Nature just one of your instincts?
Isn’t the Moral Law just something we’re taught as kids by parents/teachers?
Isn’t what you say is “right” just the way you prefer people to behave? (Relativism)
Isn’t what you call “wrong” behavior just inconvenient for you?
And what you call “right”– isn’t that just what’s good for society?
“God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves his enemies. Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger – according to the way you react to it. And we have reacted the wrong way”