Monday, 26 July 2010

Monday quote

Yet even if they desire mere equality they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.

C. S. Lewis. "Equality." Present Concerns: A Compelling Collection of Timely, Journalistic Essays

2 comments:

  1. It's a pity that the majority of kings never deserved to be glorified either.

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  2. You raise an interesting concept Mike. I would say that Lewis is getting at honour not glory. For myself I think that honour is important to give to those in places of authority, even if they are unworthy of glory (eg. King Saul). If Lewis is correct, then refusing to let people honour men due honour will mean that those not due honour will inappropriately get honour, and glory.

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