History Creator / CSLewis

11th May '16 11:21:14 AM Jeduthun
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* BlasphemousPraise: One of the letters collected in ''Letters to Children'' is to a young Christian reader of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' who was concerned that he loved Aslan more than {{Jesus}}. Lewis wrote back to reassure him that this did not count as idolatry because he simply loved [[CrystalDragonJesus a character who did the same things Jesus actually said and did]].

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* BlasphemousPraise: {{Deconstructed}}. One of the letters collected in ''Letters to Children'' is to a young Christian reader of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' who was concerned that he loved Aslan more than {{Jesus}}. Lewis wrote back to reassure him that this did not count as idolatry because he simply loved [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan is a character who did MessianicArchetype, so loving what Aslan does amounts to the same things thing as loving what Jesus actually said and did]].did.
11th May '16 11:16:16 AM Jeduthun
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* BlasphemousPraise: One of the letters collected in ''Letters to Children'' is to a young Christian reader of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' who was concerned that he loved Aslan more than {{Jesus}}. Lewis wrote back to reassure him that this did not count as idolatry because he simply loved [[CrystalDragonJesus a character who did the same things Jesus actually said and did]].
30th Jan '16 3:21:36 PM Narsil
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** ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': Lewis himself explained that the first book of what is now ''The Chronicles of Narnia'' was initially written as a stand alone piece revolving entirely around the image of a faun carrying a pile of packages and an umbrella, in the snowy woods, next to a lamppost. The symbolism of Aslan as Jesus was entirely accidental. He attributed it to his values subconsciously coming out. It wasn't until this similarity was pointed out to him by fans and critics that he started purposely writing that way; he saw writing as way to spread the Gospel. This is why, in a study of the Chronicles in their entirety, this book has some of the weakest symbolism and allegory, much more akin to Tolkien's "applicability" in the Lord of the Rings. (It also explains why ''Wardrobe'' was Tolkien's personal favorite of the Narnia books; he found them increasingly insufferable as they became more suppositional.)
9th Jan '16 8:14:07 AM Jeduthun
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** Somewhat ironically, Lewis makes very few references to [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the World War he actually fought in.]]

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** Somewhat ironically, Lewis makes very few references to [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the World War he actually fought in.]]in]], probably because WarIsHell.
14th Dec '15 5:03:04 PM Narsil
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* JesusWasCrazy: Famously, ''Mere Christianity'' popularized the so-called "trilemma" argument in favor of the deity of {{Jesus}}: if Jesus wasn't {{God}}, then it's fallacious to say He was "[[JesusWasWayCool a great moral teacher]]," since an actual great moral teacher would be humble rather than [[AGodAmI claiming to be God]] as Jesus did. So either Jesus was GodInHumanForm, Jesus was [[ThatLiarLies a liar]], or JesusWasCrazy. [[note]]Assuming the usual [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian view]] of Literature/TheBible, of course. Let's remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.[[/note]]

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* JesusWasCrazy: Famously, ''Mere Christianity'' popularized the so-called "trilemma" argument in favor of the deity of {{Jesus}}: if Jesus wasn't {{God}}, then it's fallacious to say He was "[[JesusWasWayCool a great moral teacher]]," since an actual great moral teacher would be humble rather than [[AGodAmI claiming to be God]] as Jesus did. So either Jesus was GodInHumanForm, Jesus was [[ThatLiarLies a liar]], or JesusWasCrazy. [[note]]Assuming the usual [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian view]] of Literature/TheBible, of course. Let's remember the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. And in fact, in the next chapter of that book, he considers other possibilities outside the "trilemma"—such as the possibility that Jesus' words were not recorded accurately.[[/note]]
12th Oct '15 9:00:11 AM DoctorCooper
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* EvilIsCool: AvertedTrope. '''Hard'''! Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' .

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* EvilIsCool: [[invoked]] AvertedTrope. '''Hard'''! Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' .
4th Oct '15 1:58:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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3rd Oct '15 8:25:50 AM Anddrix
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16th Sep '15 8:47:26 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* EvilIsCool: Averted, '''hard'''! Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' .

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* EvilIsCool: Averted, '''hard'''! AvertedTrope. '''Hard'''! Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' .
16th Sep '15 8:42:43 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* EvilIsCool: [[DefiedTrope Ahahahahahahahahahahaha]]'''''[[EvilIsPetty no.]]''''' . Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''

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* EvilIsCool: [[DefiedTrope Ahahahahahahahahahahaha]]'''''[[EvilIsPetty no.]]''''' . Averted, '''hard'''! Lewis's works do a good deal to deconstruct this line of thinking, most prominently in ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' .
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