C.S. Lewis on COVID-19

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C.S. Lewis on COVID-19

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Mar 16, 2020, 6:10pm

Well, not exactly, but maybe his comments on the atomic bomb generalize:

"If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds." ("On Living in an Atomic Age")

Mar 18, 2020, 11:16am

That's an outlook I find commendable.

I've taken to heart something I heard from a teacher (more or less paraphrasing): "If by some revelation you are certain that tomorrow is the Final Judgement, go out and plant a tree today". I think it was Hamza Yusuf who said it.