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Old 05-14-2008, 11:58 AM
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I wish he were still alive, too. As a kid, I didn't think about it so much, but when I read the Space Trilogy I was in college, and I felt like I wanted to ring him up on the phone and discuss it; it seemed like he would have really had interesting stuff to tell me...of course, he was a bit of a grump and might not have wanted me ringing him up, even if he had been alive!

The humanist author Alduous Huxley also died on that day JFK and CSL died, and Lewis expert Peter Creeft (Kreeft?! I forget) has written a play about their simultaneous arrival in the afterlife which is quite insightful about the views of all three, as they discuss what happened to them and where they might be.

Seems like they are in utter darkness for most of the play as they discuss their lives and philosophies, then comes a moment when CS Lewis calls out for the others to look at the bright, beautiful light which is dawning -- the corrupted Catholic JFK says he believes he can see some sort of light barely flickering in the shadows, but sadly, atheist Huxley can see nothing but the darkness...

It reminds you of the dwarfs at the end of TLB who cannot see they are in Aslan's country, so it's a nice tribute to Lewis.
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Did Kreeft really write such a play? I'll have to look that up!
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Did Kreeft really write such a play? I'll have to look that up!
I don't know that it was meant for performance, because, as I remember it, most of it happens in the dark. It is called "Between Heaven and Hell." It was really very interesting and insightful. Also, when I said "corrupted Catholic" above, I meant that JFK in this version of the play had sort of forgotten/neglected his faith, not that the faith itself is corrupt; clearly had the character in the play been more in tune with his faith, he would have seen, as Jack did, the wonderful light of Christ dawning -- but even with such familiarity with his faith as he had, he saw something and with time, would see more.

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Keep in mind that all those points about self-exultation and the danger of pride are only an issue for those of us still here on earth. Lewis was hardly in danger of being distracted by earthly glory after his death - his attention was fixed on things greater than any offered here. But for all that, I think that things played out as God intended. Perhaps if his death had been more noted, his works would have received a flare-up of interest as a "media event", and then died down. As it was, his effect on the world has been slow but growing - a "stealth" attack on the idolatry of the West.
Good point. I agree with you.
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what are you guys talking about??? C.S. Lewis isnt dead, he is in Narnia
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Welcome, Maxie! I didn't see you post before. And you are right.
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what are you guys talking about??? C.S. Lewis isnt dead, he is in Narnia
Well, he's in "Aslan's Country" which is even better. But, actually, that's what I was going to say. I was going to say that he is no doubt quite happy to have departed "The Shadowlands" and to be, finally, at home where he belongs ... where we ALL belong.

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I always thought the date of his death seemed familiar, like something else important happened that day....
And then, the very next day something else of world-shaking importance happened in the U.K. The first ever episode of Doctor Who aired for the first time!!
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Didn't Lewis die principally of kidney failure?
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I know he died at home.
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