Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eccentricity vs Tyranny

I am reading the excellent literary biography of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs, "The Narnian: the life and imagination of C.S. Lewis". Much to recommend about this book, but I was particularly attracted to this comment:
The society that encourages its eccentrics safeguards itself against the worst excesses of tyranny.

Amen to that. May there always be a place for eccentrics (no one particular in mind...) in our society AND in the Church!


At Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:54:00 am , Anonymous Matthias said...

I agree. Eccentrics challenge the cultural,political,and spiritual stereotypes of our society ,which seeks to make all uniform and conformist in ideas of behaviour as far as is possible. But thank God they break through .


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