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Lewis on memories for believers vs unbelievers

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2010, 01:44
by Idzerd
Hello,

I'm looking for a citation from Lewis where he speaks of memories of past events for believers vs unbelievers.

The general idea was that all memories for believers, including memories of sinful actions, become 'good' memories. And in contrast, all memories of non-believers, including their "best" actions, are tained with guilt and despair.

I read this in the not to distant past, but can't seem to locate it now.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Idzerd

Re: Lewis on memories for believers vs unbelievers

PostPosted: 26 Jul 2010, 17:39
by maralewisfan
Idzerd wrote:Hello,

I'm looking for a citation from Lewis where he speaks of memories of past events for believers vs unbelievers.

The general idea was that all memories for believers, including memories of sinful actions, become 'good' memories. And in contrast, all memories of non-believers, including their "best" actions, are tained with guilt and despair.

I read this in the not to distant past, but can't seem to locate it now.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Idzerd


Idzerd,
What I thought of when reading this was "The Great Divorce". "This is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, "No future bliss can up for it," not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory. And of some sinful pleasure the say "let me have but this and I'll take the consequences": little dreaming how damnation will spread back and back into their past and contaminate the pleasure of the sin."