Morality Not an End in Itself

13 12 2009
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C. S. Lewis once said:

“I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that thought Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Everyone there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filed with light. But they are too busy looking at the source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one’s eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people’s eyes can see further than mine.”

Posted by Bruce Lowe

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13 12 2009
pgardella

Can I get a reference for that? Looks like it might be a useful reference for a paper I’m writing.

patrick

13 12 2009
Bruce Lowe

Patrick,
glad it was of some help. It’s from Mere Christianity, Bk 3, Chap 3 – which you can read online – just google it. You may also find Bk 4 Chaps 6&7 useful.
Bruce




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