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 8/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The 17th letter from Screwtape was published in The Guardian on August 22, 1941. It dealt with gluttony in a unique way.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“One of the great, achievements of the last hundred years has been to deaden the human conscience on [gluttony], so that by now you will hardly find a sermon preached or a conscience troubled about it.”

The Screwtape Letters XVII
(Published in The Guardian on 8/22/1941)

CSL Daily 8/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A previously unpublished essay by Lewis was the lead title piece in Christian Reunion published on August 15, 1990.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that ‘suits’ him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.”

The Screwtape Letters XVI
(Published in The Guardian on 8/15/1941)

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)