What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors …

“What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created
themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has
come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to
find something other than God which will make him happy.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
from “Mere Christianity” by C. S. Lewis.


6 thoughts on “What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors …

      • Same with me. After that, I read The Screwtape Letters twice, and now I am working through The Weight of Glory. Have you read any of his novels?

      • I’ve read The Screwtape Letters once, but of his novels I’ve read only the first 2 out of 7 books of The Chronicles of Narnia, but I’ll read the other 5 likely sooner than later; I bought one the big book that contains all 7 books in it, more convenient, thus I won’t lose any of the 7.
        I’ve yet to buy/acquire the 3 books of his Space Trilogy/Cosmic Trilogy.
        So far whatever Lewis books I have I bought from thrift stores but I’ll keep looking for the Space Trilogy or I’ll just buy it online if I really want to read it, but still in paper-book form, I prefer that.
        I’m actually currently reading “The Joyful Christian: 127 Readings by C.S. Lewis” and it contains great selections from his works and can serve as devotional reading, thinking, encouraging, and so forth.

      • You won’t be disappointed.
        Good to know what you thought of the Space Trilogy; I’m sure it’ll be my time well spent reading it.

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