CSL Daily 7/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State was published July 20, 1958 in The Observer. It was part of series on Is Progress Possible?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Progress, for me, means increasing goodness and happiness of individual lives. For the species, as for each man, mere longevity seems to me a contemptible ideal.”

Willing Slaves of the Welfare State (Published in The Observer on 7/20/1958)

CSL Daily 7/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

First and Second Things is an essay collection released on July 11, 1985 that actually contains material found in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Flippancy builds up around a man the finest armour-plating against the Enemy [God].”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)

CSL Daily 5/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on “Religion without Dogma?” on May 20, 1946 before the Oxford Socratic Club. An updated version is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[The] scientific method merely shows…that if miracles did occur, science, as science, could not prove, or disprove, their occurrence.”

Religion without Dogma?
(Talk given on 5/20/1946)

Q05-20 - (Prove or Disprove Miracles)

CSL Daily 5/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis was interviewed in May 1963 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Published later that year and it is in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The process of living seems to consist in coming to realise truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience.”

Letter to Dom Bede Griffiths OSB on 5/8/1939
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q05-08 - (Relevant Experience)

CSL Daily 5/03/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s article “Two Ways with the Self” was published on May 3, 1940 in The Guardian. It’s available in God in the Dock.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two kinds of self-hatred which look rather alike in their earlier stages, but of which one is wrong from the beginning and the other right to the end.”

Two Ways with the Self
(Published on 5/3/1940 in The Guardian)

Q05-03 - (Kinds Self-Hatred)