Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Screwtape Letters: Hell as Bureacracy

In our adult class on Sunday mornings we are currently reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. I find myself saying over and over, "this is a wonderful quote." Lewis has a profound understanding of human nature and the spiritual struggle that goes on in our lives, and so many of his thoughts ring true. I don't have space to quote everything, so here is a priceless one (if not the best): Hell is a bureaucracy in which "everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment."

Sounds a lot like current life, eh?

Just read the book.

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