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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Meditations

“The Son of God suffered unto the death, not that men might not suffer, but that their sufferings might be like His.” —George MacDonald

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” —C.S. Lewis

“You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing is worth dying for, when did this begin? Should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots of Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard round the world?” —Ronald Reagan (1964 speech, 'A Time for Choosing')

1 Comments:

OpenID serenityhome said...

WOW... I never knew CS Lewis to be so irrational... Of course Jesus was a great human teacher... and some say he was the son of god... Christian orthodoxy claims he was both.But to say a person could not have said the things Jesus said and be sane so therefore he must be the Son of God??? What rubbish.

CS Lewis' argument could be said of other great human teachers... Martin Luther King,Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa... now these people were crazy to do what they did... according to CS Lewis... They were completly out of their frakkin minds... They risked their lives... they stood up to institutions of injustice... They gave up the comfortable life... King could have stayed a simple rural baptist preacher... Gandhi could have remained a prominent well respected lawyer of the English Empire... Teresa could have remained a simple nun cloistered in her native country... But no... They chose to speak out... They chose to stand up for the oppressed, the downtrodden, the poor in spirit. what craziness is that to go against ones better judgment? What foolishness! So either they were lunatics ...stark raving mad possessed by the demons from hell...
Or they were the sons and daughters of god...

Thu Apr 10, 05:59:00 PM CDT  

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