The Holocaust … a view delayed

I want very much to have a post on the Holocaust, its importance and meaning; but now is not the time. I feel so strongly on this issue and I think it has powerful ramifications to everything in the modern world. That might seem an exaggeration to you, but I think I can make the case. The events reported lately, such as Iran’s presidents remarks and troubling European symptoms make it an important topic to consider.

For now, Crossing the Rubicon2 is one of the best blogs I visit for keeping abrest of some of the world events in Israel and of interest to Jews and those who care for their welfare. Gail always has items of interest…. I hope if you read this you put her on your blogroll. Bloggers like her deserve to be read with regularity. She is balanced – a wonderful thing in someone who also exhibits compassion and emotional depth.

=======quote from C.S Lewis

We seek an enlargement of our being. We want to be more than ourselves…. We want to see with other eyes, to imagine with other imaginations, to feel with other hearts, as well as with our own… We demand windows. Literature as Logos is a series of windows, even doors….

In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do. (Lewis, C.S. Quoted in Leland Ryken, The Christian Imagination, pp. 51-52)

and a report on how one in the British press uses Narnia to continue to attack on Christianity-

both from Fire and Knowledge

Polly Toynbee in the Guardian uses the Narnia film to spew her hatred of Christianity and God:
“Because here in Narnia is the perfect Republican, muscular Christianity for America – that warped, distorted neo-fascist strain that thinks might is proof of right. ”

She seems to think people (or at least C.S. Lewis) should not express their religious views to the public, yet she is doing exactly that.

Golly, Gee, Ned. The bile.

2 thoughts on “The Holocaust … a view delayed”

  1. Gosh, thank you so much, Ilona.

    Being more than we are…yes. That is what we all aim for. I personally find faith to be the best motivator toward that goal. It provides meaning and a reason to want to be better that I don’t find anywhere else.

  2. A visitor! ::clapping hands::

    Gail, I always find myself getting something good to consider from your blog- and I appreciate it.

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