Calling Evil Good and Good Evil in Today’s World – three insights from C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
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Good people know both good and evil: bad people do not know about either. (Mere Christianity.)

Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. (Reflections on the Psalms.)

The descent to hell is easy, and those who begin by worshiping power soon worship evil. (The Allegory of Love.)

This brings to mind the words of the prophet:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil … . (Isaiah 5:20.)

I don’t want to be filled with that woe.

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[C.S. Lewis wrote at a time when using “he”, “man”, and “men” was considered proper form to identify women as well. His insights apply to all people, of course, even if he did not also use the words “she”, “woman”, and “women.”]

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5 Responses to Calling Evil Good and Good Evil in Today’s World – three insights from C.S. Lewis

  1. Laura says:

    From a discussion with a friend at University, the friend said that the witches magic only goes back so far. The White Witch craved power and wanted more whilst Aslan was happy to sacrifice himself for Edmund. I think power only brings you so far and that religion for some people is not a choice but a necessity to get through life and justify why something is ok to want.

  2. Jeannie Prinsen says:

    Wow, that one about worshipping power leading to worshipping evil is extremely sobering. The worship of power can never lead to anything good.

  3. Pastor Bob says:

    As we kn ow, the evil inclined will do just that, then use this verse to support what is said. Then to prove their point, will deny the power of the Absolute.
    Now, just try showing them this verse needs the Absolute….

  4. I like his statement that out of all bad men, religious bad men are the worst. I have heard rumors that a similar characteristic of abusers have a religious spirit/attitude. Obviously I don’t want to generalize.

    Just a thought.

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