“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, April 14, 2014


C.S. Lewis
The YouTube video below is called "On sexual morality, by C.S Lewis". It is from an essay he wrote in 1963 (the year the great man died). My copy is entitled "We Have No 'Right to Happiness'" and appears in a collection of C.S. Lewis essays on theology in the book God in the Dock (HarperCollins, 1998). From the essay:

"In words that are cherished by all civilized men, but especially the Americans, it has been laid down that one of the rights of man is the right to "the pursuit of happiness". And now we get to the real point."

"What did the writers of that august declaration mean?"

"It is quite certain what they did not mean. They did not mean that man was entitled to  pursue happiness by any and every means -- including, say, murder, rape, robbery, treason and fraud. No society could be built on such a basis."

[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBp8M8M4DMs for an illustrated version of the essay.]

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