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Quote of the Day

From C.S. Lewis's "Meditation on the Third Commandment" from "God in the Dock." This excrpt is on the error of trying to claim one political party as "The Christian Party."

I really like the image Lewis paints as an alternative, Christians as noisy factions inside each party working to reform and pull their own party closer to the Christian ideals. He starts describing an attempt at creating a "Christian Party":


"The new party, being a minority of Christians, who themselves are a minority of the citizens will be too small to be effective...in practice, it will have to attach itself to the un-Christian party nearest to it's belief...But there will be a real and most disasterous novelty. It will not simply be a part of Christendom, but a part claiming to be the whole.

By the mere act of calling itself the Christian Party, it implicited accuses all Christans who do not join it of apostacy and betayal. It will be exposed, to an aggrevated degree, to that tempatation to which the Devil spares none of us at any time -- the temptation of claiming our favourite opinions the kind and degree of certainty and authority which really belong only to our Faith.

The demon inherent in every party at all times is ready enough to disguise himself as the Holy Ghost. The formation of a Christian Party means handing over to him the most efficient make up we can find. And once the disguise has succeeded, his commands will presently be taken to abrogate all moral laws, and to justify whatever the unbelieving allies of the "Christian Party" wish to do...

M. Martain has hinted at the only way in which Christianity (as opposed to the scismatics blasphemously claiming to represent it) can influence politics... An interdenominational Christian Voter's Society might draw up a list of assurances about ends and means which every member was expected to exact from any political party as the price of his support... I think it means a world where parties have to take care not to alienate Christians, instead of a world where Christians have to be loyal to infidel parties."
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7/09/2005 07:45:00 AM

Do you think CS Lewis was a Democrat?    



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