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Science Fiction & Religion article in First Things

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Science Fiction & Religion article in First Things

Postby matdonna » 30 Mar 2010, 17:32

I put this here because of the Space trilogy reference at the beginning, but really the article is much broader. Anyone think it should be moved to a different forum? I just wanted those interested in the Lewis part of it to be able to come across it.


http://www.firstthings.com/article/2010/03/science-friction

and meanwhile, a blessed Holy Week and celebration of Resurrection to all, East and West.
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Re: Science Fiction & Religion article in First Things

Postby sehoy » 30 Mar 2010, 18:47

I wouldn't have read the article if you hadn't put it here and referenced The Space trilogy, but boy, am I glad I did read it. What a great article. I shall have to check out this thing called science fiction.

The priest, however, takes a different lesson from the situation: “This is your dream. This is your perfection. And what came of this perfection? This perfect logical brain . . . knew that it was made by man, and its reason forced it to believe that man was made by God. And it saw that its duty lay to man its maker and beyond him to his Maker, God. Its duty was to convert man, to augment the glory of God. And it converted by the pure force of its perfect brain.”


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Re: Science Fiction & Religion article in First Things

Postby galion » 31 Mar 2010, 00:16

Re Arthur C. Clarke and his disagreement: in 1954 (or thereabouts) in Oxford's Eastgate Hotel there was a fairly informal debate about the benefits or otherwise of space travel. For: Clarke, seconded by the rocket engineer A.V. Cleaver; against: CSL, seconded by Tolkien. The whole thing seems to have been pretty good-humoured; I don't think a vote was taken, but as they were leaving (after a glass or five) , Lewis is reported to have said: "I'm sure you're all very wicked people, but wouldn't this be a boring world if all of us were good?"
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Re: Science Fiction & Religion article in First Things

Postby matdonna » 01 Apr 2010, 18:46

I love that story, galion
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