CS Lewis | Emptiness

October 8, 2022 — 9 Comments

Deep Thoughts from the Quill of the Other C.S. Lewis

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of fictitious quotations from a fabricated contemporary of the great Oxbridge professor, Clive Staples Lewis.

The C.S. Lewis who authored these questionable observations, Clyde Scissors Lewis, possessed a worldview enigmatically different from that of the esteemed Christian author. Despite the fact that their two lives overlapped in a variety of ways, the similarities were superficial.

A brief biography of the lesser Lewis is available at this link.

The Other C.S. Lewis: A Brief Biography

By all means, do not confuse the wisdom of the genuine article with his shadowy counterfeit. Despite any cursory similarities between the two men, this is most definitely not the C.S. Lewis readers have come to know and love.

9 responses to CS Lewis | Emptiness

  1. 

    Haha, that is a good quote whatever its origin! ;-)

  2. 

    Hello C.S.,
    Yes indeed. My pup informs me it is quite possible to be aware of one’s emptiness, particularly just before lunch and supper.
    ~Dora

  3. 

    In terms of canines, yes. In terms of man, I believe his emptiness cannot be filled by such aself-aware thing. It’s unfortunate.

    • 

      I tend to agree with you, Chel. Once a person recognizes their soul’s need for a relationship with our Creator, we’ve already embarked on filling the void.

      Those oblivious to this need remain, by definition, unawareness of the spiritual vacuum.

      • 

        Interesting. I had assumed a (n oblivious) man still feels his lack -like a phantom limb or brush with déjà-vu.

      • 

        It’s all in how you look at it, I suppose.

        Recognizing the absence or lack of a vital element of one’s being is often the beginning of the question to seek it “restoration.”

        People who consider themselves “whole,” while spiritually dead, often appease their innate hunger for meaning with substitutes destined to decay.

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