CSL Daily 9/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 20th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian on September 12, 1941. The main topic is sexual temptation.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Boasts:]
“Our best weapon—the belief of ignorant humans, that there is no hope of getting rid of us except by yielding [to temptation].”

The Screwtape Letters – XX
(First published in The Guardian on 9/12/1941)

 

CSL Daily 8/30/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 18th Screwtape letter first came out on August 29, 1941 in The Guardian before being published in The Screwtape Letters.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The whole philosophy of Hell rests on recognition of the axiom that one thing is not another thing, and, specially, that one self is not another self. My good is my good and your good is yours. What one gains another loses.”

The Screwtape Letters XVIII
(Published in The Guardian on 8/29/1941)

CSL Daily 8/08/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 15th letter from Screwtape was published on August 8, 1941 in The Guardian. Themes include understanding Time.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The humans live in time but our Enemy [God] destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present.”

The Screwtape Letters XV
(Published in The Guardian on 8/8/1941)

CSL Daily 8/01/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On August 1, 1941 the 14th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian before being available in the book The Screwtape Letters.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing … it is irresistible. If even ten per cent of the world’s population had it, would not the whole world be converted and happy before a year’s end?”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne 8/1/1953
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

 

CSL Daily 7/25/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On July 25, 1941 the 13th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian. Wormwood has failed again…second conversion.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

[Screwtape Admits:] “I know that the Enemy [God] also wants to detach men from themselves, but in a different way. Remember always, that he really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctiveness of every one of them.”

The Screwtape Letters XIII
(Published in The Guardian on 7/25/1941)