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  • Comedian Russell Brand announces he is getting baptized: ‘I’m taking the plunge’

    04/28/2024 12:02:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2024 | Gabriel Hayes
    Comedian and actor Russell Brand recently announced that he is going to be baptized as a Christian. The famous actor, comedian, and podcast host made the announcement in a brief video he shared to social media on the morning of April 26, In it, he also remarked on how it seems that other people are also turning to Christianity as the modern world loses meaning. "This Sunday, I’m taking the plunge. I’m getting baptized," he declared while filming himself standing outside. Noting his fascination with the Christian sacrament, he continued, "What’s been explained to me is, it’s an opportunity to...
  • Unraveling the Dystopian Lie of the Abortion Cult’s Mythos

    04/25/2024 12:26:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Washington Stand ^ | April 24, 2024 | S.A. McCarthy
    George Orwell’s “1984” is perhaps one of the most-referenced books of the modern age. Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” is considered a masterclass in social prescience. Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s “Lord of the World” has been hailed as prophetic by the late Pope Benedict XVI. Even C.S. Lewis’s “That Hideous Strength” is fast becoming a staple in the discourse of Christian conservatives. What do all these works have in common? Yes, they were all penned by British authors within the first two-thirds of the 20th century. But as far as their content, these works share three key characteristics: each centers...
  • ‘The Abolition of Man’: How C.S. Lewis’ Prophecy Is Being Fulfilled

    03/14/2024 1:02:41 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 23 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | March 14, 2024 | Jeff Minick
    ‘The Abolition of Man’: How C.S. Lewis’ Prophecy Is Being FulfilledFor years now, our culture has waged war over the question of what it means to be a man. To that battlefield, some online pundits have brought the heavy artillery of C.S. Lewis’s 1943 book, The Abolition of Man: “We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”In the well-stocked armory of words and ideas comprising Lewis’ short treatise, we find other weapons of enlightenment of...
  • C.S.Lewis' "That Hideous Strength" Matches Orwell's "1984" As A Prognosticator Of The Perils Of Progressivism

    01/25/2024 8:43:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/25/2024 | Rob Natelson
    Many commentators have pointed out - correctly - that current “progressive” trends are reminiscent of George Orwell’s classic novel, “1984.” The parallels include manipulation of the English language, rewriting of history, suppression of dissent, and the omnipresence of administrative central government.In addition to which, there are the lightning-swift changes in the party line: For example, behavior traditionally deemed morally wrong or perverted suddenly becomes a theme for celebration. You’re a bigot if you don’t change instantly!Orwell wasn’t the only mid-20th century British writer to forecast those trends. Another was C.S. Lewis—particularly in his brilliant dystopia “That Hideous Strength.”Lewis is best...
  • CS Lewis’ 77-Year-Old ‘Christmas Sermon’ Warns of ‘Post-Christian’ World That Doesn’t Know Right From Wrong

    12/19/2023 12:49:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.faithwire.com ^ | December 18, 2023 | By Tré Goins-Phillips Editor
    The world had just emerged from World War II when 20th century author and armchair theologian C.S. Lewis penned what he called “A Christmas Sermon for Pagans,” a message to British readers about the dangers of a world yielded no longer to objective truth but one lost in a sea of relativism. Lewis’ words in December 1946 — which first appeared in the erstwhile Strand Magazine — warned that “post-Christian” thought, a way of thinking that rejects absolute rights and wrongs, leads to nihilism. He wrote, in part: As for the ideologies, the new invented Wrongs and Rights, does no...
  • Netflix gives Narnia to “Barbie,” “Little Women” director, who sees her work as "the opposite of the creation myth in Genesis" and strips away “the pre-Victorian morality” of characters

    07/05/2023 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | JULY 5, 2023 | Staff
    It seems the post-modernists that C.S. Lewis spent so much time skewering have finally decided it's time for endless winter in Narnia. Netflix has the rights to make Chronicles of Narnia movies now, and it has chosen actor and director Greta Gerwig to make said movies. The lady responsible for this: I'm not joking. Netflix wants her to write and direct two Narnia films. Gerwig is an interesting choice given during the press tour for the Barbie film she's made numerous comparisons between the film and Christianity. Most recently it was revealed in The New Yorker that when Gerwig originally...
  • Could Reading C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien Be Subversive in the UK?

    04/13/2023 8:51:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/13/2023 | Lincoln Brown
    It must be miserable to be a citizen of the United Kingdom these days. To be an unwilling participant in a nation’s slide into tyranny must be an awful thing. I know that we are witnessing it in the States, but they’ve been at it for a while now in the United Kingdom, which is tumbling with near-terminal velocity toward the bottom of the slippery slope. The UK, let us not forget, mobilized its citizens to evacuate troops from Dunkirk during the Second World War and to stand firm against Nazi Germany during the Blitz. But it would seem that...
  • Can that be write? Jane Austen tops list of Britain's greatest authors with JK Rowling in SECOND place... and Shakespeare a lowly FOURTH

    11/30/2022 2:46:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2022 | Staff
    She has won the good opinion of countless readers with her sparklingly witty prose. And now – in something of a snub to the Bard – Jane Austen has been voted the greatest British author of all time. The Georgian-era novelist beat Shakespeare to take top spot, with 44 per cent of the vote.
  • What happened at Arthur's Stone? 5,000-year-old monument connected to King Arthur excavated

    07/13/2022 12:55:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    https://phys.org ^ | JULY 13, 2022 | by Saleen Martin
    Credit: University of Manchester Some say King Arthur slayed a giant there. Others say he knelt in prayer and his knee print indentations are forever etched into the stone. But archaeologists are setting out to find out just how big the structure is and what really happened at Arthur's Stone, a 5,000-year-old, Neolithic chambered tomb in Herefordshire, England, near the border of Wales. On July 1, a team of researchers began excavating the site, said Julian Thomas, an archaeology professor at the University of Manchester who is leading the project. They'll be on site for the next four weeks, Thomas...
  • Archaeologists carry out first dig at tomb linked to King Arthur

    07/09/2022 6:54:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 74 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | July 5, 2022 | Joe Stafford, University of Manchester
    Archaeologists from The University of Manchester have started a dig at a 5,000-year-old tomb linked to King Arthur...Arthur's Stone is a Neolithic chambered tomb which has never previously been excavated, but English Heritage say that similar examples in the same region have been found to contain incomplete skeletal remains of several people, together with flint flakes, arrowheads and pottery.Today, only the large stones of the inner chamber remains, which is placed in a mound of earth and stones whose original size and shape remains a mystery. The chamber is formed of nine upright stones, with an enormous capstone estimated to...
  • The Axis Strikes Back: Exposing the domestic Nazi-Soviet Pact now menacing the people of America

    05/26/2022 7:51:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | May 21, 2022 | Lloyd Billingsley
    When a new book came out, the great C. S. Lewis would first seek out an old one on the same subject. That’s good advice for embattled Americans. In fact, two old books address what is happening today with rare perception. Regent College Publishing has reissued The Green Stick and The Infernal Grove, the two volumes of Chronicles of Wasted Time by Malcolm Muggeridge. Paul Johnson called it one of the great autobiographies of our time, which might be an understatement. Wisdom and wit leap off the pages, and there’s even a news hook: Russia has invaded Ukraine and that...
  • Stone Sculptures of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ Characters to Adorn Medieval Church

    08/22/2020 4:46:37 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 12 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 21 August 2020 | Claire Bugos
    isitors to St. Mary’s Church, a 12th-century parish in Yorkshire, England, will soon be welcomed by a cast of characters from C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. As Harriet Sherwood reports for the Guardian, 14 limestone sculptures depicting Aslan the lion, Jadis the White Witch, Reepicheep the talking mouse and other magical creatures are set to replace worn medieval carvings on the church’s exterior. ...
  • C. S. Lewis on Politics

    12/19/2021 9:04:18 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 13 replies
    Culture Watch ^ | 12-20-21 | Bill Muehlenberg
    When one thinks about the incomparable C. S. Lewis one normally thinks about the great Christian apologist that he was, or the author of famous children’s books, or the celebrated professor of English literature. One does not usually think of him as one who spoke or wrote much about political matters. But he did. Scattered throughout his writings are various discussions about political matters, democracy, freedom, equality, law and justice, tyranny and the like. From talks he had given, or essays he had written, political matters quite often appear in the Lewis corpus. And they are fully relevant for the...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The 5C System Hard Lockdown In The Netherlands To Coerce Shots Freedom Protests Across Europe

    12/18/2021 9:30:36 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/18/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Newsdump Update: Health Freedom Protest London Some people are worried about: 5G perhaps we need to be worried about: 5C... The Character Assassination Of A Dutch Politician Who Forced A Vote On Compulsory Vaccination In Parliament... This week Peter Hitchens posted a ten year old remembrance of his late brother Christopher Hitchens at one point describing... Love and Loss. Christmas and more is all in a movie I link to next it's based on the personal experience of C.S. Lewis as written down in "A Grief Observed"... Newdump Breaking News: Hard Christmas Lockdown In The Netherlands To Coerce Vaxxing The...
  • Ex-atheist CS Lewis was once a ‘vigorous debunker of Christianity.’ Actor who played him reveals what imploded that worldview

    11/25/2021 11:09:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/25/2021 | Billy Hallowell
    Legendary Christian writer and thinker C.S. Lewis went from “vigorous debunker of Christianity” to one of history’s most transformative and apologetic faith voices. But most people today are much more acquainted with his hit books, like Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia, than the finer details of his compelling faith journey. Nearly 60 years after Lewis’ death, that spiritual evolution is getting a fresh look through the popular, new film, “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis.” Actor Max McLean, who plays Lewis in the movie, recently told Faithwire about the author’s stunning transformation from “hard-boiled...
  • A Requiem For The Dancing Grannies

    11/23/2021 12:15:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 23, 2021 | Jayme Metzgar
    If heaven is more real than earth, joy is more realistic than despair.A friend and I were recently discussing the tension we feel between seriousness and humor, both online and in real life. Living as eternal souls in this sin-cursed world is undoubtedly serious business. I’m always bringing up weighty matters of politics or theology, because how else will we learn to live well in this life or the next? It matters.At the same time, we must laugh. Humor is the padding that keeps life from being all sparks and sharp angles. It defuses tensions and reminds us we’re all...
  • The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis (Movie Review)

    11/18/2021 3:44:42 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 25 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 18, 2021 | Rob W. Case
    oday C.S. Lewis, the man whose literary works such as The Chonicles of Narnia book series is known as a titan of the Christian faith. When he was alive, Lewis’s deep insights, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason were all sought after, particularly during World War II, when he addressed the people of Great Britain on the BBC, and thereafter. After he passed away in 1963, C.S. Lewis’s writings would continue to bring valuable insight, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason to generations looking for serious answers about God, life experience, the fractured world around us, pain, suffering, and how...
  • The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis

    11/04/2021 9:43:54 AM PDT · by sphinx · 58 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 4, 2021 | Jill Goldsmith
    "FPA founder and artistic director Max McLean stars as middle-aged Lewis recalling events that began his journey from vigorous debunker of Christianity to one of the most influential Christian writers of the past century. The film is based on the play C.S. Lewis on Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert that premiered in 2016. Play and film are both taken from Lewis’ memoir, Surprised by Joy, which is licensed from the C.S. Lewis Company. “When we began working on our distribution of the film, we had a handful of theatres, mostly in major markets, with one showing on one day on...
  • The Conversion of the Great C.S. Lewis — Captured on Film

    10/28/2021 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2021 | Jerry Newcombe
    America’s founders said our rights come from God. This is enshrined in our national birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence. And yet many of the intellectual elites in the West (including in America) in the last century or so have abandoned belief in the Creator. The theory of evolution helped grease the skids toward unbelief. In 1860, a year after the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species, there was the “Great Debate” in a building at Oxford University that now houses a science museum and collection. It is generally held that the evolution side won, and this...
  • C.S. Lewis Saw The Direction Things Were Heading Back In 1958

    08/21/2021 8:55:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/21/21 | Seth Dillon
    C.S. Lewis saw the direction things were heading back in 1958, when he warned of the rise of a scientocracy — a government driven by science that would offer salvation from danger and illness at the expense of personal freedom. From The Magician's Twin: