C. S. Lewis: Mere Christianity, Book I.

Verbose Lady

(✴Note: The following are excerpts from Book I. These three treatises were first broadcast on the air in the early 40s , as the war was raging. Lewis then compiled them into a comprehensive volume entitled Mere Christianity, where he added a fourth volume. You will see these arguments are still rock solid today. And, as always when sharing another’s work, the emphasis is mine.)

Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe

1.) Men ought to be unselfish, I’ll be fair. Not that men are unselfish, not that they like being unselfish, but that they ought to be. The moral law, or law of human nature, is not simply a fact about human behavior in the same way as the law of gravity is, or maybe, simply a fact about how heavy objects behave. On the other hand, it is not a mere…

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