' he would first have rent his clothes and then cut your head off. ' I think he would have probably replied, 'Remarks which are not in accordance with nature are in bad taste.' The idea of a great moral teacher saying what Christ said is out of the question.In my opinion, the only person who can say that sort of thing is either God or a complete lunatic..."9.
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"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."6.
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An ever increasing craving for an ever diminishing pleasure is the formula. Jesus will not allow Himself to be demoted to High Priest in the Temple Of Family Values. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them; it was not in them, it only came through them, and what came through them was longing. If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. That is why it is no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion.
Reference: The Screwtape Letters God gave us family. When we come to Christ, we leave that Temple behind, never to return, and we spend the rest of our lives recruiting our families to worship Jesus. These things – the beauty, the memory of our own past – are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself, they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. God cannot give us happiness apart from Himself, because there is no such thing. The Scotch catechism says that man’s chief end is “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” But we shall then know that these are the same thing. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.
"If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. We cannot compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religions. "If you had gone to Buddha and asked him: 'Are you the son of Brahma?
' he would have said, 'My son, you are still in the vale of illusion.' If you had gone to Socrates and asked, 'Are you Zeus? If you had gone to Mohammed and asked, 'Are you Allah?
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."2.
"A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher.
There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them. In the long run the answer to all those who object to the doctrine of hell is itself a question: "What are you asking God to do? If we put community first, we will destroy community.