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).
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
Lurker: One migth think that the only issue facing Irish Catholic’s i
Nov 19, 2019 15:04:27 GMT
Lurker: one might think the only issue facing Irish Catholics are liturgical.
Nov 19, 2019 15:05:06 GMT
maolsheachlann: I agree there is an over-emphasis on this among many Catholics.
Nov 19, 2019 15:07:04 GMT
maolsheachlann: Although of course it's important, too.
Nov 19, 2019 15:07:30 GMT
self excom: Do most Catholics actually know that to be a true catholic they need to believe that Mary is not the mother of God
Feb 15, 2020 14:27:33 GMT
maolsheachlann: I think you're going to have to expand on that one.
Feb 21, 2020 14:38:38 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: You left out the four requirements for the holy Mass / Sacred Liturgy to be licit and valid. Proper ordination, proper form, proper intent and proper matter of pure wheat bread and pure grape wine. These are being violated everyday in most dioceses.
Feb 25, 2020 17:29:05 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: I lived through Vatican II. The worse thing that came out of it was the ten year EXPERIMENTATION WITH THE HOLY EUCHARIST. I attended a gingerbread Jesus Mass, a sexual-deviant Mass and I had a cousin tell me of a pizza and cola mass in Alabama.
Feb 25, 2020 17:36:38 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: Each year the USCCB petitioned the Vatican for Communion in the hand and each year the Vatican's response was NO! Then after ten rejections the USCCB said but we have to because the People demand it. I was never asked, were you?
Feb 25, 2020 17:40:02 GMT
Arthur Miles Martin: Come Holy Spirit renew the face of the earth. What is coming is a just purification of the Church and the world first.
Feb 25, 2020 17:41:27 GMT
indie77: The doctrine of the trinity says God is not Jesus so Mary is not mother of God
Feb 26, 2020 10:19:36 GMT
hibernicus: Indie 77 seems to be independent of any knowledge of the actual doctrine of the Trinity. Is he using "God" to refer to God the Father only?
Mar 1, 2020 23:31:18 GMT
Ann Ellison : I recently heard or read that 2% of the country is about to begin leading the other 98%. Also, reading about France being conquered because they had turned their backs on God, shook me to the core. It is exactly what I see happening here. No one is doin
Jul 5, 2020 16:32:13 GMT
Young Ireland: @ann Ellison, where did you read this? I have not come across any private revelation saying that.
Jul 6, 2020 18:53:58 GMT