CS Lewis on CS Lewis Day (III)—On Modernity versus the Ancients

Posted by Kendall Harmon

“For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique: and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious.”

--C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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Posted November 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

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1. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

So true.  Great quote to highlight, Kendall.
Thank God for the life and witness of the unclonable C. S. Lewis.

David Handy+

November 22, 10:17 am | [comment link]
2. Br. Michael wrote:

Witness boys and men pretending to be women and vice versa.

Witness the state and others in the media going along with this even to falsifying birth certificates and other documents.

November 22, 12:56 pm | [comment link]
3. Laura R. wrote:

This book and That Hideous Strength, the novel which expresses its ideas, shed more and more light on the condition of our present world with each passing year.

November 22, 11:38 pm | [comment link]

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