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by C.S. Lewis
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A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 4 years ago
One of my favorite quotes (not from the chapter "Heaven", in case you were wondering.) "One can imagine a sentient picture, after being rubbed and scraped and re-commenced for the tenth time, wishing that it were only a thumb-nail sketch whose making was over in a minute. In the same way, it is natu...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 years ago
I first read The Problem of Pain when I was an impressionable teenager in search of the meaning of life. How I got to C.S. Lewis, however, is a long story that I'll reserve for another post/review. Anyway, I loved the The Problem of Pain when I first read it. I couldn't put it down. When I star...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 6 years ago
"One can imagine a sentient picture, after being rubbed and scraped and re-commenced for the tenth time, wishing that it were only a thumb-nail sketch whose making was over in a minute. In the same way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destin...
Traveller
Traveller rated it 7 years ago
< -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pPoRnjFC6E&feature=relatedPersonally, I lean more towards the latter camp. Lewis does at least make a good, solid, and sophisticated effort to address the problem of: "Why does God allow so much pain and suffering, if He is really a loving God, and if He reall...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it 9 years ago
In the introduction to the book, Lewis mentions that this is part of a series of books written by a variety of people. It would be interesting to know what the series was, in order to know more about the audience he was writing for. Clearly, Lewis expected his audience to be fairly well-versed in ...
Inklings
Inklings rated it 9 years ago
In this book C.S. Lewis takes on a specific element of the Problem of Evil: Pain. He examines human freedom, Divine Omniscience, human suffering, animal suffering, hell and Heaven. I gleaned a lot from this book, but even now I can tell that I am going to have to reread it. There is a lot to ponder ...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it 41 years ago
Well, it's not like I really disagree with C.S. Lewis's argument here. I just think that the essential points are summed up rather more succinctly in the first few minutes of Monty Python's "Happy Valley" sketch:STORYTELLER: Once upon a time, long, long ago, there lay in a valley far, far away in th...
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