Which of Lewis's books was it, and why did you get bored? It's important to analyse your own responses in order to understand them better. What a remarkable person you must be to be able to judge not only all of Lewis, but everything ever written by non-Catholics, on the basis of three pages of his work. What do you think of St Thomas Aquinas? Not only are his works not exactly a bundle of laughs, but he notoriously makes use of non-Catholic writers, so by your standards he can't be any good either.
"Mere Christianity" by CS Lewis.
I found the title disrespectful to begin with.! After a few sentences I sensed a ghastly condescension by the writer toward the reader. I then tried understanding if this man had anything valuable to say to me in his book but after three pages and a brief glance through the rest of it I decided it was not for me.
I do not judge all of Lewis but I have excommunicated him at a spiritual level in terms of his writings.
I am a great admirer of St Thomas Aquinas who was as far as I know a "cradle" catholic.
Aquinas used some writings of pre and post Christian pagans he did not use the writings of Christian heretics.
Are you familiar with the Maynooth Cathecism of 1951?
It is as valid today as it was when first printed containing all the elements of Christianity clearly and simply explained. It also contains advice that is extremely sensible.
Finally I am sorry to detect a note of dissatisfaction in your reply to my post.
Have you read Pope Benedict's magnum opus on Jesus Christ? He refers copiously to non-Catholic theologians and non-Christian writers. Is Pope Benedict also tinged with this suspicion of being insufficiently Catholic?
Is Pope Benedict also tinged with this suspicion of being insufficiently Catholic?
The work you refer to by Ratzinger contains his private opinions and do not form part of the catholic church's teaching. Certain of these private opinions are completely wrong and in some cases contradict the de fide teaching of the church.
Former pope Benedict now calling himself pope emeritus is a brilliant theologian and a good catholic. However he is confused concerning what happened at Christs Ressurection . His failure as pope to discipline heretical theologians like hans Kung is disappointing.
In addition by retaining the title of " pope" in his retirement he creates confusion and dilutes the office of his successor.
Edward Feser has an interesting post on the profundity of Lewis's discussion of how our images of God, HEaven and the supernatural are inevitably simplified but nonetheless convey something of the truth (the example he gives is of a drawing which resembles its subject, but it would nonetheless be foolish to see the subject as composed of pencil-marks).
maolsheachlann: I hadn't planned on it but it's a good idea.
Apr 4, 2018 12:52:39 GMT
maolsheachlann: I remember our parish priest complaining about the lack of flags for the Eucharistic Congress.
Apr 4, 2018 12:53:02 GMT
Magus123: I don't know what to believe about Medjegorje now. I was there in 1989. I saw the Priest and 2 of the visionaries. Is it real?
Apr 23, 2018 2:17:30 GMT
Magus123: Please, talk to me.
Apr 23, 2018 2:18:56 GMT
Young Ireland: No Magus, it is not. Anything miraculous happening there is the result of people's faith and not the apparition.
Apr 23, 2018 18:18:29 GMT
i like the nuns: i like nuns
May 19, 2018 19:56:19 GMT
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Claritas: Medjugorje ? I leave the visions / visionaries up to the Church. As for Our Lady - She is there. Go and experience the grace for yourself for a week. I was completely skeptical of Medjugorje until I did. It's an indescribably spiritual place.
Nov 17, 2018 2:53:29 GMT
maolsheachlann: Why did you go if you were completely sceptical?
Dec 18, 2018 19:36:25 GMT
woody: Medjugorje is a big hoax!
Dec 25, 2018 15:50:19 GMT
Claritas: It was not my intention to go until a series of events led me there. I'll leave it up to the Church to decide what is and is not a hoax, I can only judge what I personally experienced, and those of others pilgrims I met. My only regret is not going sooner.
Jan 16, 2019 22:58:04 GMT
Claritas: Maria, Regina Pacem, ora pro nobis.
Jan 16, 2019 22:59:12 GMT
Colmcille: Forum is all into politics of the world and mickey measuring instead of any depth of spirituality - wrong focus. No salt or light. Pray and Fast. May God bring blessings to you.
Feb 27, 2019 19:42:56 GMT
maolsheachlann: Well, that is because it is a forum. I suspect everyone who does post here prays and fasts and cultivates a spiritual life. But these are things we agree on, so it doesn't really make for discussion.
Feb 28, 2019 10:18:21 GMT
maolsheachlann: Of course, if you want to take it in a different direction you are welcome to post something.
Feb 28, 2019 13:18:15 GMT
Colmcille: Political nonsense. You don't have to disagree with the depth of Catholic spirituality, lives of the Saints and treasures of the faith in order to discuss them.
Mar 3, 2019 16:48:29 GMT
maolsheachlann: This is why I disabled the shoutbox on the Irish Conservatives Forum. People with substantive contributions to make will do so in the forum.
Mar 4, 2019 13:57:20 GMT
maolsheachlann: I wish the lurkers would get involved. What's there to lose? It's a shame that there's only four or five people who post on the forum.
Aug 28, 2019 13:35:53 GMT