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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

C. S. Lewis: "If you are a nice person...?"

C. S. Lewis
Shared publicly  -  Jan 29, 2014

"If you are a nice person- if virtue comes easily to you- beware! Much is expected from those to whom much is given."

~Mere Christianity?

Jan 29, 2014

Tyler Kenney
Jan 30, 2014
Sounds like Uncle Ben from Spiderman. But it's the truth!?

William Marshall
Feb 5, 2014
Heavy is the head that wears the crown...?

Charlotte McKinley
Feb 6, 2014
So true, C S Lewis?

Feb 7, 2014
Tyler LOL!!!?

Jim Ed Avery
Mar 3, 2014
"Beware! Much is expected from those to whom much is given." 

I'm not sure how to interpret this part of the quote?  So easy to have a misuse of our pronouns...?  I would like to add this quote, although not sure who to credit; heard this line in a movie about a popular black female evangelist named Dr. White  who was disappointed her son, whom she aspired for, wanting to become a journalist instead.   The reactions may help me understand better...?


At the moment, believe William Marshall's "Heavy is the head that wears the crown..." is on the right track; but I'm thinking more along the lines of a popular "cheerleader."?

William Marshall
Mar 4, 2014
Same whine, different bottle perhaps...??

Jim Ed Avery
Mar 6, 2014
Once said, "Some of us have to be charming."

Not quite the same thing as a cheerleader needing the student body voting for her before she can become a cheerleader.  Before the student body will vote for her, she has to be somewhat pretty as well as unusually blessed in other ways, for example not from a poor family(it take one's own money being a cheerleader as well as the extra free time for extracurricular activities).  

C. S. Lewis, if it were not for his fame as an author, would the religious right care that he was an ex-skeptic; have made such a trophy of him?  If you ask me, in addition to Lewis being charming (certainly do not dislike the man), his conversion just helped to sell more books; free PR.  

Of all his quotes, my favorite:  "We all want progression, but sometimes we find ourselves going down the wrong road.  Those who realized this and turn back first are the most progressive."

I consider myself a PROGRESSIVE (an I like to believe it's my progressive stand on issues I personally have nothing to gain that defines me as a Progressive as apposed to those I do gain from) and do not need religion to know good from wrong.  

With this quote, it almost seems as he saying: if you hand a vagrant a ten dollar bill, he will beg you and no one else for even more?    

Again,  I admit to seeing how easy we could have a misuse of our pronouns.

"Those with a surplus are better able controlling their circumstances.  Those without, are controlled by them.  One is not always in a position to exercise good judgement."
--Henry Ford I think said this.?


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