C. S. Lewis on educators

Lewis on Educators

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head.”

-C. S. Lewis in The Abolition of Man

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A follower of Jesus Christ who shares observations about how Scripture should impact the church and the world. Mark is the original author and editor of Attempts at Honesty.

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Allen O'Brien
3 years 5 months ago

So good and so true. When I was younger, I especially found Emerson and Twain offering something of the “protagonist” over and against my vapid religiosity, which itself focused more on starvation than inculcation of good things.

It isn’t that Jesus is against all of the other elements in our lives, it’s that Jesus surpasses them in awesomeness :)