I'm not positive, but I'm pretty sure the quote is from CS Lewis and it's in
Surprised by Joy. I'll check on it later today and report back, unless someone
else beats me to it.
PS: By the way, the next issue of Mythlore is at the mailing agent and should
enter the postal system this week. There was a lengthy delay at the printer, who
had the material from mid-October to just after Thanksgiving!
Diane Joy Baker wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <intyalin@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2000 7:05 AM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Compass and Knife
> > Diane Joy Baker wrote:
> > > ("An atheist [or > anti-theist] should be careful of the company
> > he keeps." ---JRRT) ---djb.
> > I don't recall seeing this excellent quote by JRRT before.
> > Could you tell me where it's from? Many thanks. JRRT
> > is, of course, absolutely right!
> > - Kevin (Intyalin)
> I'm not sure where it is; I seem to remember that it might have been
> something JRRT said to CSL, and that it was included in CSL's account of how
> he became a Christian. Now, if only I could remember the title---then I
> could look it up! Aarrgghh, I hate getting old! My memory is like a
> coulander, but somehow this phrase stuck. Perhaps someone with a better
> memory can help? (JRRT might well have been quoting someone else not
> named.) Thanks!
> > "The atheist staring from his attic window is often nearer to God
> > than the believer caught up in his own false image of God."
> > - Martin Buber
> P. S. Interesting quote from Buber. ---djb.
> > The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
> The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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