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The Three Parts of Morality by C.S. Lewis Doodle (BBC Talk 11, Mere Christianity, Bk 3, Chapter 1)

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This is an illustration of C.S Lewis’ introductory talk of the third radio series called ‘Christian Behaviour’. This became Chapter 1 of Book 3, in the book called ‘Mere Christianity’...
You can find the book here: www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926
(0:01) This series was not aired on 'The Home Service" frequency as the previous ten talks, but the "For the [Armed] Forced" frequency, so it encompassed a lot more soldiers (although civilian listened to this station also) and Lewis deliberately uses more military themes to help his audience.
(4:48) This broadcast was made during the height of the Battle of the Atlantic (July 1942 - May 1943). Individual cargo ships were being attacked by Nazi submarines and needed to travel in guarded convoys to enable Britain's survival. At this time convoys were carrying food and military supplies to Britain from the U.S., which enabled Britain to continue to fight the war. Churchill would later write: "...the only thing that ever frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril". Lewis' use of a convoy illustration was particularly pertinent to listeners at that time.
(1:03) Huge numbers of workers were involved in engineering during the war, so this was a particularly apt example for the vast majority of people.
(8:28) “Crazy old [bath]tubs”. In September 1940 the British, militarily unprepared, under blockade from the Nazis and desperate to maintain supplies, had to run the gantlet of the Atlantic ocean, but did so in large conveys protected by submarine destroyers. Britain signed a bases deal with the U.S. for 50 incorrectly mothballed WW1 Destroyers, only 9 of which were functional by year end. Not that Britain was ungrateful for the rather unfavourable deal - this was the crucial first deal that would lead to the Anglo-American Pact that supported Britain financially and militarily, and enabled the waging of war (although the U.S. public and military were strongly supportive of the U.K, the U.S. Government lagged behind and were 'remote and indifferent' or downright skeptical of British survival). The U.S. would overtake Britain militarily for the first time during WW2, and became the world's foremost superpower.
(8:01) You can find international examples of the same Moral Law in numerous cultures and times in the appendix to the booklet ‘The Abolition of Man’. The examples are broken down as follows:
1. The moral duties to humanity in general.
a) Negative (do not's)
b) Positive (do's)
2. The moral duties owed to fellow citizens.
3. The moral duties owed to parents, elders and ancestors.
4. The moral duties to children and posterity.
5. The moral duty of justice.
6. The moral duty of good faith and honesty.
7. The moral duty of compassion.
8. The moral duty of magnanimity.
(12:03) Totalitarianism is based on the assumption that the state has supremacy over the individual, whereas Democracy has the opposite assumption, that the state is a servant to the individual.
Screwtape: "That invaluable man Rousseau ['the father of the totalitarians'] first revealed it. In his perfect democracy, you remember, only the state religion is permitted, slavery is restored, and the individual is told that he has really willed (though he didn't know it) whatever the Government tells him to do. From that starting point, via Hegel (another indispensable propagandist on our [demonic] side) we easily contrived both the Nazi and the Communist state." (Screwtape Proposes a Toast, C.S. Lewis)
"The Nation State is spirit in its actuality... it is therefore the absolute power on earth." (From G.W.F. Hegel, Philosophy of Law, § 331)
“What is life? Life is the Nation. The individual must die anyway. Beyond the life of the individual is the Nation.” (Adolf Hitler, On the Nazi defeat in Stalingrad).
(Music: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" was the #1 dance hit on 7 December 1941, the same day as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The introductory BBC music features a patriotic song of the Royal Navy. "Rule, Britannia! rule the waves: Britons never will be slaves." The closing credits is the closing scene from the movie, "The Guns of Navarone".)

 

31/10/2016

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Lewis expands on the last part of this radio talk in an essay: "...In the same way a Christian and a non-Christian may both wish to do good to their fellow men. The one believes that men are going to live for ever, that they were created by God and so built that they can find their true and lasting happiness only by being united to God, that they have gone badly off the rails, and that obedient faith in Christ is the only way back. The other believes that men are an accidental result of the blind workings of matter, that they started as mere animals and have more or less steadily improved, that they are going to live for about seventy years, that their happiness is fully attainable by good social services and political organisations, and that everything else (e.g., vivisection, birth-control, the judicial system, education) is to be judged to be 'good' or 'bad' simply in so far as it helps or hinders that kind of 'happiness'. Now there are quite a lot of things which these two men could agree in doing for their fellow citizens. Both would approve of efficient sewers and hospitals and a healthy diet. But sooner or later the difference of their beliefs would produce differences in their practical proposals. Both, for example, might be very keen about education: but the kinds of education they wanted people to have would obviously be very different. Again, where the Materialist would simply ask about a proposed action 'Will it increase the happiness of the majority?', the Christian might have to say, 'Even if it does in increase the happiness of the majority, we can't do it. It is unjust.’ And all the time, one great difference would run through her whole policy. To the Materialist things like nations, classes, civilisations must be more important than individuals, because the individuals live only seventy odd years each and the group may last for centuries. But to the Christian, individuals are more important, for they live eternally; and races, civilizations and the like, are in comparison the creatures of a day. The Christian and the Materialist hold different beliefs about the universe. They can't both be right. The one who is wrong will act in a way which simply doesn't fit the real universe. Consequently, with the best will in the world, he will be helping his fellow creatures to their destruction." (Man or Rabbit, Lewis, 1946).
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