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reinsalkas
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:34:23 AM
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Hello, I saw this meme several times in the web but I still couldn't figure out what does the CS Lewis quote mean or come from. Can anybody tell me? Thank you.

The meme:



moniquester
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:17:23 AM

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This is indeed baffling. I don't understand it either.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:45:14 AM

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Well, according to my college internet filter, the image came from a site that is offensive [or something, some reason for blocking it, I forget what]. So no luck from me!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 11:58:45 AM

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Hehe, nice meme :)
I reckon Lewis asks (borrowing part of the sentence of the above individual, as the others above him do), what is that that makes possible its existence (What does it)
It's another clever questioning construction, like the ones above. In contrast, below we have that Jon with that stupid "What?" xD
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:45:05 PM
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C.S. Lewis, while being famous for his children's books, was both a philosopher and very interested in Christian theology. So his quote above is typical of his lifelong questioning of a superior life-force.

"What does it?" = "Is it a god, or an angel or the Flying Spaghetti Monster?"
reinsalkas
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:05:26 PM
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thar wrote:
Well, according to my college internet filter, the image came from a site that is offensive [or something, some reason for blocking it, I forget what]. So no luck from me!


Thar, check for "what does it mean to be a good person? lil jon" in google and it will retrieve a lot of links to that pic.


On the matter of my question, does anybody have any quote from CS Lewis about the religious matter of that question, or is just a conjecture?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:04:06 PM

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Many of Lewis's books contain the question:

"But what does it all mean?" asked Susan when they were somewhat calmer.

"It means," said Aslan, "that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation.


C. S. Lewis on "What It Means to be a Person"

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