Posts Tagged 'C.S. Lewis'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/15/18

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Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”   —   C. S. Lewis

(Leave it to ol’ Clive Staples Lewis to construct a single thought utilizing both “faith” and “reason”.  LOL!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/09/16

Mr. Big casting a shadow

Mr. Big casting a shadow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”   —   C. S. Lewis

(I feel the same way about cartoons.  Most of today’s cartoons?  Eh!  The Bullwinkle Show, or The Simpsons?  I’m there!  I never claimed to be a rocket scientist, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/09/15

English: White tulips

English: White tulips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”   —   C.S. Lewis

"Forgiveness 4" by Carlos Latuff.

“Forgiveness 4” by Carlos Latuff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(This brings up an interesting question.  Should anyone feel compelled to forgive, when there has been no apology, and/or no explanation, for the hurtful offense?  For me, asking for forgiveness is essentially the same as an apology.  So, without dragging religious beliefs and ideology into the issue, isn’t there a reasonable expectation of an apology, and hopefully an explanation, prior to the act of forgiveness?  If you diagram it as a process, it usually goes:  Offense -> Hurt -> Apology/Explanation -> Forgiveness.  So, why would the offender expect/deserve forgiveness without fulfilling the third step of the process?  As a rational being, shouldn’t the offended have the right to understand what they are forgiving?  Don’t worry folks.  This is not about me.  But, it is about someone who is very close to me.  Some have been pushing my friend, for a kind of blanket, open forgiveness, while others are adherents of the process.  Thoughts?  Be well and do good, my friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/14

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our life.”   —   C.S. Lewis

(Affection is definitely key to happiness in our lives.  No sense in quibbling over the numbers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/05/14

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”   —   C. S. Lewis

(Now that the likes of Weyerhaeuser and Georgia Pacific have just aided in the purchase of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, you can count on a lot more jungles coming down.  But, at least the Carbon Dioxide levels are likely going up!  And, also the global temperatures!  Polar ice caps???  Pffffftt!  Who needs ’em?!?!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Labor Day Cryptoquote – 09/01/14

The statue of C. S. Lewis in front of the ward...

The statue of C. S. Lewis in front of the wardrobe from his book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in East Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.”   —   C.S. Lewis

Replica of a wind rose form the chart of Jorge...

Replica of a wind rose form the chart of Jorge de Aguiar, 1492 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(And, if the wind turns out to be a tornado . . . it will be the last thing you ever find out.  I’m not in the mood for clever metaphors this morning.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/21/13

English: Picture of The Eagle and Child pub fa...

English: Picture of The Eagle and Child pub facade, in Oxford (England). Español: Fotografía de la fachada del pub Eagle and Child, en Oxford (Inglaterra). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”   —   C.S. Lewis

(Yeah, yeah.  Whatever, Clive.  Anyone who takes the devil seriously could do with a lot more education.  Be well and do good friends.)   —   YUR

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