A zinger from C.S. Lewis

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

I am in the midst of reading The Chronicles of Narnia to my daughter and came across this gem last night in The Magician’s Nephew. I thought it was a good follow up to yesterday’s post about men who know more than the Bible. I have noticed several times how well Uncle Andrew pictures our generation and its foibles. Here again, Lewis encapsulates the error of humanity: professing themselves to be wise they became fools.

 

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