Mere Christianity Doodles: Moral Law vs Natural Law

From the description:
“This talk was called ‘Some Objections’ in Chapter 2 of Lewis’ book ‘Mere Christianity’.

Illustrations of the Moral Law/Natural Law found in other times and cultures are taken from the appendix to the book ‘The Abolition of Man’ by C.S. Lewis and is available for viewing here:

You can find the book here:Mere Christianity

I discovered from old magazines that this broadcast was actually made on the 3rd of September, 1941 and was Broadcast #5 in series called ‘Listener’s Questions’.”

As a side note, Miss Mason pointed out something similar when she talked about the defects of our qualities, and pointed out that a real responsibility for the parent is to help give:
“the child control over his own nature, to enable him to hold himself in hand as much in regard to the traits we call good, as to those we call evil:––many a man makes shipwreck on the rock of what he grew up to think his characteristic virtue––his open-handedness, for instance.”

A wider point is how timely these seem- how prescient he seems to have been. I think the second thought is a mistake that comes from our idealization of the past and imagining that today is ever so much worse. Our cultural attitude towards the idea of truth is the legitimate daughter of the entire 20th century, and she is in the direct line of succession from the 19th.

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