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Re: Obama quotes Lewis

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  • davise@cs.nyu.edu
    Wendell --- Thanks very much for posting this! Most of what one finds about this on Google News are right-wing commentators indignant that the Devil can quote
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      Wendell ---

      Thanks very much for posting this!

      Most of what one finds about this on Google News are right-wing commentators indignant that the Devil can quote Scripture, but here is a link to the full text:

      http://blog.newsok.com/politics/2012/02/02/president-barack-obama-speaks-at-national-prayer-breakfast/

      -- Ernie


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
      >
      > Obama quotes C. S. Lewis at National Prayer Breakfast yesterday. You can
      > find the news story various places by Googling. This is the quotation from
      > the speech: “Christianity has not, and does not profess to have, a detailed
      > political program. It is meant for all men at all times and the particular
      > program which suited one place or time would not suit another.” This is
      > fairly close to what Lewis wrote in the second paragraph of the third
      > chapter of Book 3 of Mere Christianity (with a couple of dropped phrases and a
      > dropped sentence), which is as follows: “The second thing to get clear is
      > that Christianity has not, and does not profess to have, a detailed political
      > program for applying 'Do as you would be done by' to a particular society
      > at a particular moment. It could not have. It is meant for all men at all
      > times and the particular program which suited one place or time would not
      > suit another.”
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
      >
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