Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Gurdon, "Screwtape Revisited"

"The wonderful thing for us? It is increasingly easy to take that Enemy-given sense of intrinsic worth and twist it into cruel self-interest. With man's vanity, and a little medical breakthrough here and there, we can tempt them the prospect of a life without illness, inconvenience, or parasitical relatives. It will, for humans, be heaven on earth."

Screwtape chuckles darkly. "And afterwards? Why, we'll get to meet them down here. In person. And the loveliest bit of all is that their good intentions will have brought them here."
Gurdon gives us a writer's take on C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, as applied to the Florida case, stem-cell research, and the "Right to Die." Thought-provoking. Read the whole thing here.

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