HT The Blaze
December 13, 2010
December 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm
This fellow is mocking a gal for supposed ignorance, yet clearly doesn't know that Lewis had a career outside of Narnia?
December 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Yeah, that's the wonderful, delicious irony in all this. CS Lewis was one of the most important writers of the 20th century, and he's being relegated here essentially as nothing more than a writer of children's books.
What's funny is that the Narnia series is still richer and more meaningful than most of the adult fiction tripe that's being published today.
December 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Even if the Narnia books were all that Lewis wrote, there is so much of the Gospel in them, that Palin's comment would have been appropriate. This Wolffe is apparently blissfully ignorant.
December 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm
What an idiot!
December 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm
I wonder if he is also blissfully unaware that GK Chesterton wrote a few things other than just the Father Brown mysteries?
December 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm
It reminds me of an argument I got into with someone who was supposedly a Ph.D in English when I told him of the religious undertones in J.R. Tolken's "Lord of the Rings." He was so anti-religious that he couldn't believe or admit that a book he enjoyed and that many hold up as a classic in modern literature is base on many Christian themes. Of course it all makes sense if you understand that Tolken was an ardent Christian.
This snipe at CS Lewis reminds me of that. Basically, many people can't reconcile that great literary works can be based on Christianity and that not all great writers reject religion.
December 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm
That's just…wow. If he hasn't even heard of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity (let alone his many other works), I wonder what he would have suggested for "spiritual reading". He mentions that there were other things she could have suggested, I'm VERY curious what they would be.
Is it any wonder that these people are ignorant of Christianity when they don't even know about Lewis' 102 course (Narnia is 101).
On a similar note, if Palin likes Lewis then she will probably also like Chesterton. I have a strong urge to send her a copy of Orthodoxy with a mock towards this. "Those who like the "children's books" that CS Lewis writes also tend to like Chesterton as well. Enjoy."
December 14, 2010 at 9:44 am
I love Sarah Palin. There is no one as "willfully ignorant, or willfully unprepared" as her. And it doesn't stop her. Christian people are drawn to her. They see the same ignorance and unpreparedness within themselves. Sarah Palin for president in 2012!!!
December 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm
There is no one as "willfully ignorant, or willfully unprepared" as her.
Barack Obama says hello.
December 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm
I think so many in the media are not going to give Sarah any credit whatsoever, no matter what she says. Chris Matthews, other than saying 'I wouldn't put down CS Lewis.' doesn't stop his guest from making a total a– of himself. Even if Wolfe is utterly WRONG and Lewis is rather an erudite choice for Sarah. If Chris Matthews points this out, then there might be a chip in the 'Sarah Palin is evil and stupid' veneer that Chris Matthews and his ilk are so desperate to paint on her.
Too bad the American people MAY not be as stupid as they think we are…
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