an excerpt from “Don V. Devil” a loooong article about C.S. Lewis that appeared in TIME magazine in 1947:

Sex in Heaven? Bachelor Lewis is no man to be afraid of that one either:
“The letter and spirit of Scripture, and of all Christianity, forbid us
to suppose that life in the New Creation will be a sexual life; and
this reduces our imagination to the withering alternative either of
bodies which are hardly recognizable as human bodies at all or else of
a perpetual fast. As regards the fast, I think our present outlook
might be like that of a small boy who, on being told that the sexual
act was the highest bodily pleasure, should immediately ask whether you
ate chocolates at the same time. On receiving the answer no, he might
regard absence of chocolates as the chief characteristic of sexuality.
In vain would you tell him that the reason why lovers in their carnal
raptures don’t bother about chocolates is that they have something
better to think of. The boy knows chocolate: he does not know the
positive thing that excludes it. We are in the same position. We know
the sexual life; we do not know, except in glimpses, the other thing
which, in Heaven, will leave no room for it.”

sex doesn’t have anything to do with chocolate :O who needs it then?!


~ by justinhong on February 20, 2008.

One Response to “”

  1. hahah that cs lewis…. arguing by analogies is so persuasive.

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