Mere Christianity Book Two

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Through the Lens with C.S. Lewis
2012

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  • http://www.cslewis.org/resources/studyguides/Study%20Guide%20-%20Mere%20Christianity.pdf
  • The Ether constant is a reciprocal of c. That is why light can only propagate within the spectrum and has a Universal limit. It is exactly the same as the refraction of light changing from air to water. The ether is the outer bound of EM propagation. 1/299 792 458 m / s. Those bubble tracks from cern, above are showing the exact resistance of EM packets to the ETHER. The spiraling occurs at the ratio of energetic intensity to the very tenuous ether. This attainment of Ether sensitivity, is going to allow faster than light travel, and unlimited free energy. http://senseworldcafe.com/main/tech/
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  • Mere Christianity Book Two

    1. 1. Through theLens with C.S.LewisNovember 2012
    2. 2. Well?―I am trying here to prevent anyone saying thereally foolish thing that people often say about Him:I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moralteacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.That is the one thing we must not say. A man whowas merely a man and said the sort of things Jesussaid would not be a great moral teacher. He wouldeither be a lunatic — on the level with the man whosays he is a poached egg — or else he would bethe Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Eitherthis man was, and is, the Son of God, or else amadman or something worse. You can shut him upfor a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as ademon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lordand God, but let us not come with any patronizingnonsense about his being a great human teacher.He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
    3. 3. Book TwoWhat ChristiansBelieve
    4. 4. Rival Conceptions of God• What is the defining • How did you respond difference in regards to the idea that to religion between ―…Christianity is a Christians and fighting religion‖? Atheists? (29) (30)• Is God beyond good • How should that fight and evil? (29) be waged?• What is a pantheist? • How well is the (29) Church fighting that fight?• Why is the Christian POV superior to the • What can YOU do Pantheist? about it?
    5. 5. • Is the universe cruel and unjust?• How do you know?• How does this line of logic lead to the idea that atheism is too simple?• What gives words meaning?
    6. 6. Reconstructing the Tree of Life The Invasion• One key issue in reconstructing the Tree of Life is the development of algorithms and computational infrastructure to allow scientists around the world to apply the same methods.• A common approach is to identify the simplest hypothesis of relationships that explains as much different evidence as possible. Increasingly, however, scientists prefer the tree that renders the observed species data the most likely, given an underlying model of the evolutionary process.• But finding the simplest or the most likely hypothesis can be very challenging. As phylogenetic datasets grow larger, it becomes more difficult to analyze them properly. With more and more species under study, the number of alternative phylogenetic hypotheses that must be considered to select the best tree increases dramatically.• For example, for 3 species there are just 3 possible phylogenetic trees, and for 5 species there are 105. From there the number of possible trees grows amazingly quickly. For 50 species there are more possible trees than the number of atoms in the universe. For 100 species there are more trees than the volume of the entire universe measured in the smallest possible units, assuming expansion at the speed of light since the ―big bang‖ 20 billion years ago.• No computer, no matter how powerful, can examine every possible tree for even a moderate number of species. Therefore, computer scientists have had to devise clever strategies to avoid examining every possible tree; so-called heuristic search algorithms.• One method quickly builds a starting tree and then rapidly swaps branches around to find better trees.• Another strategy breaks large problems down into smaller ones, solves these, and then puts them back together again.• Much remains to be done to improve the performance of phylogenetic methods.
    7. 7. That’s all one number. Science agrees with Christianity on this point: Real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not.
    8. 8. The Three Types Of TearsBasal, the tears that keeps the eyesmoist. Without them, blinking wouldfeel like sandpaper scratching our Need another example?eyes. We produce between five and10 ounces a day.Reflex, the tears that come fromcutting onions or a finger in the eye.Emotional, they are the only tearsthat dispel toxins.Women produce 60 percent moreprolactin – the same hormone used forbreast-feeding – in their tears thanmen.Crying is hard in space – gravity issues.British psychologist John Siabodaconcluded that the most tear-inducingmusical passage of all time is thebeginning of the third movement inRachmaninoff’s Second Symphony.Humans are the only animals knownto cry, not counting Walt Disneycartoons.Tear contains mucus, water and oil.
    9. 9. • What does Lewis mean • What is the fatal flaw when he talks about of dualism? (32) ―Christianity and water‖? (31)• God did not invent religion. What exactly IS religion anyway? (31)• Why are things in nature not perfectly symmetrical?• How can that be evidence • Can there be two (circumstantial) of equally powerful Christianity’s validity? opposing forces?
    10. 10. Is wickedness a twisted pursuit of something good?Can one be bad for the mere sake of badness? (32)How is ―badness‖ only spoiled ―goodness‖?
    11. 11. Lucifer ―To be bad, he must exist and have intelligence and will. But existence, intelligence, and will are in themselves good. Therefore he must get them“…evil is a from the Good Power: even to be bad he mustparasite, not an borrow or steal from his opponent. And do youoriginal thing.” now begin to see why Christianity has always said that the devil is a fallen angel?‖ (33)
    12. 12. How doesLewis’sdescription ofthe spiritualwar we are inencourageyou to go tochurch—evenwhen youaren’t in themood? Civil War: We live in enemy occupied territory. (33)
    13. 13. The Shocking Alternative• How does the will of an authority give ―subjects‖ the freedom to disobey it? (34)• Why was God willing to grant his higher creatures (that’s us) the ability to rebel against His will?• What is the difficulty in disagreeing with God?• How do you know that God intended you to be the highest of His creation? (35)
    14. 14. • Why do we persist in trying to find happiness for ourselves outside God and apart from God? • Why will we never succeed? (35) • What has been the result over the millennia?
    15. 15. This page brought to you by the C.S. Lewis FoundationAccording to Lewis, God’s rescue plan for humanity took the form of four things (the Moral Law, good dreams of a dying god, the revelation given to the Jews, and finally the coming of Jesus).• Is ―good dreams‖ a strange inclusion in this list?• Can you think of any examples of good dreams in pagan/heathen cultures?• Why was the Judaic revelation so important?• Are there any other ways in which God could be said to have revealed himself to humanity?
    16. 16. So what do we do with Jesus? (36)• What made Jesus do If Jesus claimed to shocking? forgive sin as• What makes Him though HE were the different from other one offended, what religious icons? are the only two• What makes the possibilities to His claim to forgive sins doing so? unique?• What did the first century religious leaders get right?
    17. 17. So what do we do with Jesus? (36)• What made Jesus do If Jesus claimed to shocking? forgive sin as• What makes Him though HE were the different from other one offended, what religious icons? are the only two• What makes the possibilities to His claim to forgive sins doing so? unique?• What did the first Arrogance century religious or leaders get right? Actuality
    18. 18. The Perfect Penitent• Lunatic, fiend, or ? (37)• What did Jesus come to do? (37)• What is the central Christian belief? (37)• How is that different from many perceptions?• Why do redemption theories matter? Or do they? (37)
    19. 19. “The thing itself cannot be The Ether Constant pictured…” (38) • What is the hardest thing about believing Jesus, especially for the rational materialist? • What is the most Those bubble tracks from important cern, above are showing thing, according tothe exact resistance of EM Lewis? packets to the ETHER.
    20. 20. What makes repentance so hard?What makes it possible?Is there another way? (38-39)
    21. 21. The Practical Conclusion• How did you acquire your life? (40)• How is the ―new life‖ acquired?• Should anyone expect it to be free from the usual pains of birth and growth?• Why do people think that Christianity should be all rainbows and unicorns?• Why does Lewis choose baptism, belief, and communion as three essential elements to growing the Christ-life?• Why does he believe these three are fundamental? (40)
    22. 22. AuthorityHow much of whatyou believe is basedon authority? (41)Why do we put somuch emphasis onquestioning authoritynow?
    23. 23. What is the difference between a persontrying to be good (based on the MoralLaw) and the Christian? (41)
    24. 24. The Choice“When the author walks on to the stage the play is over.God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good ofsaying you are on His side then, when you see a wholenatural universe melting away like a dream and somethingelse—something it never entered your head to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us andso terrible to others that none of us will have any choiceleft? For this time it will be God without disguise;something so overwhelming that it will strike irresistiblelove or irresistible horror into every creature. It will be toolate then to choose your side…That will not be the time forchoosing: it will be the time when we discover which sidewe really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not.Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the rightside. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not
    25. 25. HomeworkRead Book Three (Mere Christianity)Sections 1,2,3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Write a response to the section of yourchoice.Create an image that symbolizes yourresponsePrepare a presentation of yourresponse and image

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