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D Can we carry through to the end the view that human thought is merely human: that it is simply a zoological fact about homo sapiens that he thinks in a certain way: that it in no way reflects (though no doubt it results from) non-human or universal reality? The moment we ask this question, we receive a check. We are at this very point asking whether a certain view of human thought is true. And the view in question is just the view that human thought is not true, not a reflection of reality. And this view is itself a thought.
Mere Christianity, bk 4, ch. ' Till We Have Faces, bk 2, ch. 4 3. THE INCONSOLABLE LONGING If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Mere Christianity, bk 3, ch. 10 How could an idiotic universe have produced creatures whose mere dreams are so much stronger, better, subtler than itself? . Do fish complain of the sea for being wet? Or if they did, would that fact itself not strongly suggest that they had not always been, or would not always be, purely aquatic creatures?
Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. 'On Three Ways of Writing for Children', Of Other Worlds Only those adults who have retained, with whatever additions and enrichments, their first childish response to poetry unimpaired, can be said to have grown up at all. Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.
A mind awake; an anthology of C.S. Lewis by C S Lewis; Clyde S Kilby