C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis on how the humanitarian theory of punishment threatens liberty

"[A]s C.S. Lewis argues in this essay, the humanitarian theory of punishment deprives a person of the 'rights of a human being.' And when deterrence is the sole goal of the system then even the punishment of the innocent is warranted since it can have a deterrent effect." - Acton

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Former Atheist Explains How Rationality, Not Emotion, Encourages Religious Belief

"Today’s atheists insist that religion and Christianity are necessary because they provide the emotional crutch for difficult times. But Lewis’ journey provides a different picture. Who do you think is right?" - Intellectual Takeout

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C.S. Lewis on the Pleasure of Pleasing People without Being a People Pleaser

"...the pleasure of pleasing someone I respected greatly whom it was my God-given duty to please. I had not been pandering. I hadn’t done the work primarily to please him, or I wouldn’t have pleased him; but when I did, and when he named the reason specifically—what a God-given joy." - Mark Ward

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6 Quotes: C.S. Lewis on government, economics, and freedom

“Is there any possibility of getting the super Welfare State’s honey and avoiding the sting? Let us make no mistake about the sting. The Swedish sadness is only a foretaste. To live his life in his own way, to call his house his castle, to enjoy the fruits of his own labour, to educate his children as his conscience directs, to save for their prosperity after his death—these are wishes deeply ingrained in civilised man. Their realization is almost as necessary to our virtues as to our happiness.

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