The dictatorship of pride

From the Business of Heaven: It is a terrible thing that the worst of all the vices can smuggle itself into the very centre of our religious life. But you can see why. The other, and less bad, vices come from the devil working on us through our animal nature. But this does not come …

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Screwtape and the flesh

While reading C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape letters” in chapter 12, I came across the advice of the demon Screwtape about repentance and sin for the believer: And while he thinks that, we do not have to contend with the explicit repentance of a definite, fully recognised, sin, but only with his vague, though uneasy, feeling that …

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Out of the Silent Planet

C. S. Lewis’ 1938 Sci-Fi novel Out of the Silent Planet chronicles the voyage of three men, two of whom are partnering for their own reasons and a lone philologist on a walking tour who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and won’t be missed if he disappears. Weston and …

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