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Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his book?

Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his book?

Postby martj » 10 May 2006, 23:18

Please help me find this. In an essay or a non-fiction book, I think in the context of Christian morality or behavior, Lewis suggested that the right thing to do "at this moment" might well be to put down this book and go chit-chat with someone "in the kitchen". I think the idea was that sometimes we get too caught up in studying, reading, thinking -- and ignore people. Does anyone remember this? Did I dream it? Thank you!
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby VixenMage » 11 May 2006, 01:19

Hoo, boy.

I know it was in Mere Christianity, in the beginning of one of the chapters... *headdesk* This is going to drive me crazy until I find it, now. :rolleyes: But that might help a bit.

(Reason #28 why to buy the books, rather than use a library: You can't look up things in a book you don't have.)
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby A#minor » 11 May 2006, 01:55

Look here.
You can search keywords inside this book that includes Mere Christianity. Hope you find it.
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby Leslie » 11 May 2006, 23:09

I think it's in The Problem of Pain where he says something like "Lay down this book and reflect for five minutes that all the major faiths developed before the discovery of chloroform."
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Postby rusmeister » 12 May 2006, 00:33

A#minor wrote:Look here.
You can search keywords inside this book that includes Mere Christianity. Hope you find it.


I found 2 references - pg 91 and pg 374 of that referenced book. But not being an Amazon member, I can't go looking.
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby mart » 12 May 2006, 01:25

(I'm not martj, the guest, any more; I'm mart the member)

Thanks for trying... so far we don't have it. Any other help would be appreciated!
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby carol » 12 May 2006, 02:31

Hi Mart! I thought that was me posting then, cos we have the same avatar. :grin:

SNAP! Do you like kiwifruit?
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re: Where did Lewis say it might be good to put down his boo

Postby Arwen » 16 May 2006, 22:16

Ok. Two people with the same avatar really confuses me. I'm a blonde.
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Postby mart » 31 May 2006, 12:27

carol wrote:Hi Mart! I thought that was me posting then, cos we have the same avatar. :grin:

SNAP! Do you like kiwifruit?


Sorry to steal your avatar! Not intentional!
Yes, I love kiwifruit. It's got spiritual depth, too -- so ugly on the outside, beautiful (and delicious, if it's ripe!) on the inside. God made so many amazing things. And I love the Perelandra passage where Ransom discovers the new fruits...What kinds of fruit will be in heaven?
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