Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CS Lewis on Magic, Modernity and Reality

A brilliant quote!

“For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique: and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious.”

--C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

HT to T19

1 comment:

Slacker_CA said...

Given that this is one of the most influential books in my life, and what that says about me (analytical, open minded, and committed I hope), I would very much like to read some thing like an "Islam for Christians" book; Any suggestions or tips regarding would be appreciated.