Thursday, February 05, 2015
Be warned, folks...
coming already here. Sadly, I heard pretty much this conversation in a diocesan clergy meeting a few years back and couldn't believe I was hearing it. I read/recall stuff like that and am always reminded of the ending of CS Lewis' Narnia series where in the north of Narnia, an ape named Shift has persuaded a well-meaning but simple-minded donkey called Puzzle to dress in a lion's skin and pretend to be the Great Lion Aslan. Using Puzzle as his pawn, Shift convinces the Narnians that he speaks for Aslan and deceives a majority of them into serving the Calormenes and to cut down Talking Trees for lumber. The money will be paid into "Aslan's" treasury, held by Shift, on the pretext that it will be used for the good of the Narnians. Basically, in the end, the Narnians can no longer tell the difference between good and evil because of all this deception and casuistry and the world of Narnia ends because all that is left of the world is moral madness.