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Lewis quote

Postby Echo » 08 Mar 2006, 19:17

Can anyone tell me if the following quote is found in one of Lewis' books?

""Regarding the debate about faith and works: It’s like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most important."
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Postby bekados » 08 Mar 2006, 20:20

Yep...it's Lewis. I just googled it for you...and I found it! Google and I are like this: *twists middle finger around pointer finger in a gesture of solidarity*
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Postby Ana » 08 Mar 2006, 20:23

What book is it in?
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Postby bekados » 08 Mar 2006, 20:29

Oh no! I was hoping no one would ask! I found the quotation on a "quotes" website. They didn't say which book it was from...only that it was by Lewis.
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Postby Ana » 08 Mar 2006, 20:31

LOL :clap: any ideas then???
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Postby bekados » 08 Mar 2006, 20:44

I was hoping someone found it while I was off in google land. Let's go look up some of the others. They are all in the party room. :dance:
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Postby Guest » 08 Mar 2006, 20:45

I am new here...I will get lost...Help :tsk:
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Postby bekados » 08 Mar 2006, 20:48

Hee hee. Someone should be here shortly. Now, if they'll only let me out of the cellar...
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Postby Sven » 08 Mar 2006, 20:49

Echo wrote:Can anyone tell me if the following quote is found in one of Lewis' books?

""Regarding the debate about faith and works: It’s like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most important."


Welcome, Echo/Ana!

It's from Mere Christianity, Book III, chapter 12 'Faith'. You, and the Internet, have the quote wrong, though. Someone must have done a heavy paraphrase on it before posting it online.

C. S. Lewis wrote:Christians have often disputed as to whether what leads the Christian home is good actions, or Faith in Christ. I have no right really to speak on such a difficult question, but it does seem to me like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most neccessary.


Hope this helps.

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bekados wrote:Yep...it's Lewis. I just googled it for you...


Today's lesson: Do not trust the Internet. Write 100 times. :tsk:

or Spellcheck. Don't trust Spellcheck eithier, but you don't have to write that.
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Postby bekados » 08 Mar 2006, 20:52

Lines and the cellar...if I bring a bagpiper am I off the hook?
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Postby Ana » 08 Mar 2006, 21:29

It's from Mere Christianity, Book III, chapter 12 'Faith'. You, and the Internet, have the quote wrong, though. Someone must have done a heavy paraphrase on it before posting it online.


Great, I have that book!!!!

I will check it out. I have a Mormon using it to support faith and works for salvation and I have noticed that the Mormon magazine called Ensign also quoted or misquoted it as well. I will read it and get back here if I have questions.. okay?
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Postby Sven » 08 Mar 2006, 21:39

Sure, Ana. I'm off to a Lent service in a short while, so I may not be able to reply before tommorow.
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Postby Ana » 08 Mar 2006, 23:53

Thanks a bunch! I got what I needed from the book. Very helpful.

Thanks Thanks Thanks and oh, in case I forgot...Thanks! :cool:
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Postby Guest » 22 Mar 2006, 16:13

Aqui no Brasil os trabalhos de C.S.Lewis é difundido apenas no seleto grupo, mas sao muitas as dificuldades para se encontrar os seus trabalhos, são poucas as obras traduzidas,
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Postby jo » 22 Mar 2006, 16:18

Just what I always say!
"I saw it begin,” said the Lord Digory. “I did not think I would live to see it die"

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