Sunday, June 23, 2013

God in the Dock and Burnt (Part 2)

After writing the post last night, I decided to read a few more essays out of C.S. Lewis' God in the Dock.  One of the essays I read is entitled Man or Rabbit?  Lewis focuses the essay around answering the question, 'Can't you lead a good life without believing in Christianity?'.  I won't delve into his answers here, but if you can get a hold of the book, read it along with the other essays (I have been surprised at how the questions he asks are the exact same ones my friends have asked me (though he does a much better job answering)).
Towards the end of that essay, Lewis had a quote which I found to be extremely relevant to last nights post:
"Morality is indispensable: but the Divine Life, which gives itself to us and which calls us to be gods, intends for us something in which morality will be swallowed up.  We are to be re-made.  All the rabbit in us is to disappear - the worried, conscientious, ethical rabbit as well as the cowardly and sensual rabbit.  We shall bleed and squeal as the handfuls of fur come out; and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy."
See how that ties in with the post about being burnt?

This blog has turned into an outlet for me to describe my ideas when it comes to faith.  Not all of these ideas have been thoroughly thought out.  That is where I would love for you to comment about whether you agree, disagree, or any other thoughts you have on what I have posted.
When I can, I will tie in some of my photos.

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