‘Right & Wrong’ - A Clue to the Meaning of the Universe by C.S. Lewis Doodle (BBC Talk 1/Chapter 1)

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A recreation of the original broadcast talk made by C.S. Lewis during World War II. This broadcast formed the basis of Chapter One of the book "Mere Christianity". You can read excerpts from the book here: www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926 .This short broadcast ended up being the most read radio series' in British broadcasting history, but at the time of the live show, C.S. Lewis certainly had competition for listeners. Britain had only two radio stations at the time. At 7.45pm, the 'For the [Armed] Forces' frequency was broadcasting a live show by Gracie Fields, the most popular singer of the day (famous for 'Wish me luck as you wave me Goodbye'). 'The Home Service' frequency, on which Lewis was speaking, had just finished its news broadcast in Norwegian, and was about to switch into Welsh so had lost most of it English listeners. Yet by the end of the series, Lewis was so incredibly popular, the BBC immediately requested a new series and was employed by the BBC until mid 1944 - guiding Britain through some of the hardest parts of the war. For one stretch during WW2, C.S. Lewis voice was the second most recognised voice on the BBC (after Churchill).
You can find my doodle of the Lewis' second talk here, called 'The Reality of the Moral law":
Some helps:
These doodles are really teachers' tools, and require someone to breakdown to students some of the ideas touched on very briefly in the doodle.
You can find the quotes (Cicero, Plato, and Moses) in full, with references, in the appendix of Lewis' book "The Abolition of Man", with the other quote (Aristotle) taken from "The Problem of Pain".
Various societies throughout history have differed as regards what people you ought to be unselfish to-whether it was only your own family, or your fellow countrymen, or everyone. God says to Moses that everyone must be treated without partiality - love the person next to you AS you love yourself. Every act of cheating or or stealing or taking advantage of another is loving yourself in excess of your neighbour (simply the person 'next' to you).
"knew it by nature and didn’t need to be taught it" (4:18). "As Dr. Samuel Johnson said, "People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed" (Lewis, Mere Christianity).
“A nation may say that treaties don’t matter” (6:41).
Britain in 1914 sent an ultimatum to Germany demanding that Belgium's neutrality must not be violated as per Germany's promise, contained in its treaty with Belgium and Britain. There was no response. At 11.00 pm on 4th August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. The German Chancellor replied in shock that: "Just for a scrap of paper, Great Britain was going to make war on a kindred nation, who desired nothing better than to be friends with her.” Hitler repeated exactly the same sentiment expressed by the German High Command in WWI concerning his duty to respect their previous border treaty and subsequent promises with Neutral Belgium; that the treaty was “ein fetzen papier” (just a piece of paper).
“I'm going to attack France and England at the best and fastest time. Violation of the neutrality of Belgium and Holland is meaningless. No one will question that, when we have won. We will justify the infringement of neutrality as idiotically as 1914 (ein fetzen papier)..." Hitler, November 23, 1939.
At the same time as saying "Border treaties do not matter", Hitler also justified the invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland on the basis of Moral Law, saying the treaty of Versailles (in which Germany promised to respect certain borders) was unfair to the German nation's right of expansion.
You can find the book here: www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926
You can find the audio track here:www.amazon.com/C-S-Lewis-War-Christianity/dp/1624052185.



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Christina Mock
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When we make break the law of right and wrong, we shift the law of right and wrong to something else, an excuse. Excellent. I love his thinking.
10:45 song?
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James DaSilva
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Thank you so much for doing these videos. An incredible work. God bless you!
Cynthia Stryker
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CSLewisDoodle, you do such a marvelous job of having the visible illustrations going right along with Mr Lewis' points! Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us. : )
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Brilliant! !! love CS Lewis
Edwin Fernández
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I can't express how grateful I am to have found this channel. Thank you so so much.
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Really clever and well done. I want to watch the whole series now.
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People are going to be watching these for the next few hundred years, at least.
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these videos are amazing, thank you thank you and thank you again
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Wonderful Doodles!
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Thank you so much wonderful to watch and listen to
superguinea 2 साल पहले
these are some of the most original and brilliant videos i have ever witnessed. thank you so much. you're the best
Andrea Radi
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I love these videos. Love C.S. Lewis
Dona Coleman
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These are awesome!
Trestin Gamble
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I Love C.S. Lewis's Doodles
David Carpenter
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Glad I found this, Very well done
drmom in St Louis
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I used this video series in our high school Sunday School class. They each are only about 10 minutes and they really add to the kids' understanding of the material. Fun way to "read" the book. Only wish there were doodles for the entire book!!
Sue Brucker
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Your work is such a blessing! I read Mere Christianity years ago and really enjoyed it, but it was also not an "easy" read, as you likely realize! We decided recently to go through Mere Christianity as a book discussion in our life group. A friend shared your videos and it makes covering the book content SO much easier - and very enjoyable! It seems they would also appeal very much even to an unbeliever. Thank you!
Daniel Chappell
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These videos are so, so, so unbelievably amazing and well done. Thank you for making them.
Bobby Miller
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These videos are incredible! Thank you for making them.
Karl I
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Just plain phenomenal! I am in the midst of reading Mere Christianity and wanted to look up the original recordings and stumbled on this, it really brings the words to life. Everyone believer or not needs to watch this series and ponder over his ideas and thoughts
Ogutu Brian
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Brilliant illustrations making complex concepts very simple.I love the clarity of thought that C.S Lewis had.Good work.
Noa Baak
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Samuel Mork Bednarz
Samuel Mork Bednarz 3 साल पहले
Whats up with the Norwegian stuff at the beginning? I nearly fell out my chair when they suddenly started talking in my native language.
Samuel Mork Bednarz
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@CSLewisDoodle That's cool. Thank you.
CSLewisDoodle 3 साल पहले
+Samuel Mork Bednarz Lewis' broadcast was squeezed between the news in Norwegian and a cultural show in Welsh, so I tried to recreate the original war radio program using a radio broadcast made from London during the occupation of Norway - see 0:37 .
Simon Cordingley
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Thank you!
Robert Schudy
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Thanks for making these video. I love them.
Taitusi Tuenuku
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Thank you for these wonderful videos. May God continuously bless the work that you do.
Debra Baty
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Brilliant! Thank you!
Jesse Anglen
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Thanks for making these! I love them
Join the redeemed
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Delsin Rowe
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Shalom, amazing video, salute molto bene
turningtide1 4 साल पहले
Just awesome!!
David S. Wong
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Great video and thoughtful illustrations on CS Lewis' message on a deep topic
Smoothy Boy
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amazing and creative!
solus christus
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Thank you so much for these videos!
yoniopolis 4 साल पहले
This is amazing! Great job!
Jorge Cruz
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This was awesome! Entertaining but most important intellectually stimulating and thought provoking.Please make more!!!!!
kam lepra
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Awesome!! I can't wait for the next !!!
Luke Bolger
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amazing!!! Please make more!
Ryan Rybarczyk
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So awesome! Keep up the good work!
Alhamdu Yaro
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If i may add it is when theology is spoken through the arts that we feel the meaning of the incarnate Son stepping into His creation... you are firing our imagination and to quote CS Lewis "For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition." Your work exemplifies that statement. Amazing job sir... As you pour out your talent in worship, may God bless the works of your hands and may you find strength in His Joy. I always look forward to you videos.
Micah Snow
Micah Snow 4 साल पहले
This is one of my favorite chapters from "Mere Christianity". Great job again!
ThePurpleTurtle 4 साल पहले
Is the radio knob at the beginning a mentos? That would be so cool if it was :D Thanks for the awesome video!
CSLewisDoodle 4 साल पहले
You're welcome. I used a couple of Imperial Mints and an Oddfellows mint for the radio tuning knob.
robert slimm
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Thank you. I love these!
Sean Jackson
Sean Jackson 4 साल पहले
Fantastic! I love your renditions of his thoughts/words. Keep it up.
YoBravaFrumAnuvaMuva 4 साल पहले
I really look forward to these videos. You have an underrated and under appreciated talent! I hope that you get many more views in the future. Many people (such as myself) need to hear C.S. Lewis' wisdom now more than ever. You have been extraordinarily creative in that you have made these lessons easy to understand and so very interesting to follow. Thank you and please keep up the good work!
Allan Lindsay
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Mesmeric and so enlightening as usual.
Joshua Hults
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Exceptional work once again. I thank you for your thought invoking uploads !
CSLewisDoodle 4 साल पहले
Thanks mate! I always look forward to your rich and generous comments.
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