Creed or Screed? C. S. Lewis Weighs In to the Election SeasonPosted by Andrew on Apr 20, 2016 in Articles, Book News, Exhortations, Meditations | 0 comments
Very glad to share a few thoughts on C. S. Lewis and the current political rhetoric on Christian Century’s Then and Now blog. Thanks to Eddie Carson for the chance.
As this campaign season reels recklessly, leaving a wake of increasing intolerance, those holding differing opinions can find little common ground. Past seasons of “come, let us reason together” have disappeared; unreasoned assertions from the chronically ignorant now dominate the increasingly purchased airwaves. Little from any side appears balanced or fair. We craft dollar-driven hegemonies of self-satisfied ignorance, cultures of the titillated and thoughtless. Where we once enshrined the ideals of freedom, we now erect a golden calf of contempt atop a tower of babble. Call it the gospel according to the uninformed.