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My Newswithviews Column, July 4 (‘C.S. Lewis Nailed It’)

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Holy moly, it’s not Saturday–it’s Thursday! What with all those doctor visits, and then me crashing and burning yesterday with allergies, I went to bed last night feeling like it had already been Friday. Anyway, it’s time for Newswithviews.

C.S. Lewis Nailed It

If you haven’t yet read That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis, you ought to go ahead and read it now. You’ll be amazed by how clearly he was able to see our own problems of 2019 when he wrote the book in 1943. It’s the third book of a trilogy, but I’ve never had a problem with reading it on its own.

For liberalism, leftism, call it what you will, is a satanic project aimed at un-creating God’s creation.

That’s why they have to be defeated.


Their Own Reality

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Reader “Re-Farmer” hit the nail right on the head yesterday, when she commented on the “cultural psychopathy” of liberals. See her full comment under the post, “Yet Another Censorship Tactic.”

“Their alternate reality is whatever they believe it is,” she said. Bull’s eye. And that’s the whole thing in a nutshell. They have their own reality, and anyone who doesn’t embrace it as reality must be an enemy, and worthy of destruction.

A lot of people now consider leftism to be a mental illness. Like, if you have your own reality that’s different from the real reality, that does mean you’re crazy–right? When a man says, “I am a woman”; when a Democrat says “Donald Trump is trying to install a white supremacist government”; when Elizabeth Warren says, “I am a Native American”; when a liberal insists that any disagreement with his point of view constitutes violence, or criminal assault–well, those are all loopy things to say, and leftids say them all the time.

Try an experiment. Sign up one or two libs as Facebook friends and watch what they do to your page. Go ahead, try it.

But it’s more than just plain mental illness. Much more. I have come to believe that leftism is a truly satanic enterprise. What, after all, did the serpent say to tempt Eve in the garden? “Ye shall not surely die; for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:4-5) And down the hatch went the forbidden fruit, and into the world came sin and death.

Well, you can hardly be more like a god than by defining reality, can you? If you say someone is a racist, poof–! He’s a racist. If you say Trump is operating a network of concentration camps and carrying out ethnic cleansing–presto! It is so. And anyone who won’t go along, word for word and letter for letter, with every single thing you say–well, he must be a biggit!

As C.S. Lewis warned us in That Hideous Strength, the ultimate goal of the satanic enterprise is the total erasure of life on earth–of God’s creation. That is the natural end of leftism.

And just because they’re too full of themselves to know or understand what they’re working for, doesn’t mean it isn’t so.


‘Some Wise Words from C.S. Lewis’ (2015)

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There do seem to be rather a lot of people who forget that science fiction is fiction. Or worse: people who expect life to be like television.

C.S. Lewis warned us about that, years before anybody had a TV set.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/06/21/some-wise-words-from-c-s-lewis/

Sometimes it’s not so easy to separate what you really know from what you’ve seen on TV or in a movie, or read in a novel.

And some of us don’t even try.


‘A Brief Defense of C.S. Lewis and Narnia’ (2015)

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Puddleglum–theologian in training?

To boil it down all the way–C.S. Lewis was an atheist and could very easily have remained one all his life: so whatever quibbles we might have with his theology, however late he came to work in the Lord’s vineyard, he did the best he could.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/21/a-brief-defense-of-c-s-lewis-and-narnia/

If God requires of us more than that, we’re all in deep, deep trouble.


‘A Defense of Fantasy’ (2015)

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I was hoping to watch some BBC Narnia today, but now I have to go pick up a prescription for my cat.

Anyway, as I try to rest between books, I thought it might be edifying to revisit the question of whether fantasy can be profitably used in God’s service.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/31/a-defense-of-fantasy/

I really can’t blame readers who think fantasy is at best idle nonsense, and at worst, some kind of dalliance with the occult. But that can be said about anything, can’t it? There’s music that glorifies God, and there’s music that debases man and everything around him. When was the last time you heard somebody zoom down the road with a hymn playing on his car’s sound system?

So of course we can use fantasy in the service of the Kingdom: and the more who decide to try to do it, the better.


If We Did Everything the Left Thinks is Good…

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I received this insight a couple of days ago, and I just can’t let it go. I think it bears repeating. Then I’ll shut up about it.

What if everybody did everything that the Left says is good?

We would go extinct as a species.

Homosexuality and transgenderism–forget about “Be fruitful and multiply.” These pastimes are no way to give us a next generation.

Assisted suicide–do you really need to ask?

Abortion–guess what happens if every baby is aborted.

You can see it all builds toward human extinction. And who can possibly be for that, but Satan? And, of course, really Smart people who are completely deluded. For a refresher course along those lines, see That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. It tells you everything you need to know about where those Real Smart People are at.

I do believe we ought to be stressing this: too many people don’t seem to be getting it.


‘The Maze Runner’ etc. (2012)

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Will we ever be rid of the sophomoric notion that only what’s ugly, mean, base, stupid, cruel, or evil is “real”? I was so sure C.S. Lewis totally debunked that in The Screwtape Letters, but then along came The Maze Runner.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/12/21/the-maze-runner-etc/

From the Fallen World With a Big Fat Curse on It Publishing Co.


‘A Brief Defense of C.S. Lewis (and Narnia)’ (2015)

Time to wade back into the muck of the nooze. But first a thought for C.S. Lewis, servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/21/a-brief-defense-of-c-s-lewis-and-narnia/

Yes, we can use fantasy in His service!


C.S. LEWIS WAS ONCE A SKEPTIC OF THE BIBLE

From another Christian blogger, Jonathan Caswell: we can never get enough of C.S. Lewis.  LD

By the Mighty Mumford

An intellect first class,

C.S, Lewis once thought it would pass…

Those Bible claims–

Belief in that Name,

He would dig up the facts!

digging diligently,

he found out the reality…

Bible was true–

Christ was real too,

Lewis had to decide what to be…!

The abundance of evidence given,

He decided to follow Christ to heaven…

Turned his intellect

Toward the object

Of writing for the Lord, His salvation given!

–Jonathan Caswell

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C.S. Lewis’ Last Interview

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I stumbled upon this article today and thought it would be good to share with you. It’s the last interview given by C.S. Lewis before he died, written by Sherwood Eliot Wirt for Decision Magazine, 1963 (http://www.cbn.com/special/Narnia/articles/ans_LewisLastInterviewA.aspx).

This is the quote by Lewis that jumped out at me.

“A great deal of what is being published by writers in the religious tradition is a scandal and is actually turning people away from the church. The liberal writers who are continually accommodating and whittling down the truth of the Gospel are responsible. I cannot understand how a man can appear in print claiming to disbelieve everything that he presupposes when he puts on the surplice. I feel it is a form of prostitution.”

He should see it now, fifty-plus years later.

Because our civilization has not yet forgotten how to preserve important things–liberals are working hard to erase them!–Lewis can still speak to us. His comments still have weight, and can still enlighten us. We can be in fellowship with him, as servants in the household of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

When the past speaks… listen.


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