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Re: [mythsoc] Fw: [SpareOom] smoking and drinking and Narnia too!

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  • David Bratman
    On 3/1/1944, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote: Peterborough [a newspaper columnist], usually fairly reasonable, did [Lewis] the doubtful honour of a peculiarly
    Message 1 of 2 , May 9, 2005
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      On 3/1/1944, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote:

      'Peterborough' [a newspaper columnist], usually fairly reasonable, did
      [Lewis] the doubtful honour of a peculiarly misrepresentative and asinine
      paragraph in the Daily Telegraph of Tuesday last. It began 'Ascetic Mr
      Lewis'----!!! I ask you! He put away three pints in a very short session we
      had this morning, and said he was 'going short for Lent.'

      On a similar subject, Walter Hooper reports that in 1953 Bob Jones Jr. (of
      Bob Jones University) tried to get his mind around Lewis, and said:

      "That man smokes a pipe, and that man drinks liquor--but I do believe he is
      a Christian!"
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