CSL Daily 2/7/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

In 1941 on February 7th “Evil and God” was published in The Spectator. In 1944 “Bulverism” was a talk Lewis gave at the Socratic Club.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If evil has the same kind of reality as good, the same autonomy and completeness, our allegiance to good becomes the arbitrarily chosen loyalty of a partisan.”

Evil and God
(Published in The Spectator on 2/7/1941)

Q02-07 (Evil Different from Good)

CSL Daily 1/10/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The January 10, 1941 issue  of The Guardian included “Meditation on the Third Commandment” from Lewis.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The danger of mistaking our merely natural, though perhaps legitimate, enthusiasms for holy zeal, is always great.”

Meditation on the Third Commandment
(Published in The Guardian on 1/10/1941)

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CSL Daily 11/28

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The final letter from Screwtape (31st) was printed today (Nov. 28) in 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape bemoans the patient’s fate:]
“He got through so easily! No gradual misgivings, no doctor’s sentence, no nursing home, no operating theatre, no false hopes of life; sheer, instantaneous liberation.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXXI
(First published in The Guardian on 11/28/1941)

CSL Daily 11/23

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“March for Drum, Trumpet, and Twenty-one Giants” is a Lewis poem first published in Punch in their Nov. 4, 1953 issue.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Whatever men expect they soon come to think they have a right to: the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on our part, be turned into a sense of injury.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/21/1941)

CSL Daily 11/21

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters – XXX was released today (Nov. 21) in 1941 in The Guardian. It was the next to last one.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[A Warning to Wormwood]: “You will soon find that the justice of Hell is purely realistic, and concerned only with results. Bring us back food, or be food yourself.”

The Screwtape Letters – XXX
(First published in The Guardian on 11/21/1941)