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    - F.A. Hayek

A Masterful Quote

Posted by The_Chef On 12:33 PM 1 comments

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
-- C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis was a Christian writer and theologian. He is responsible for the Chronicles of Narnia series and many other very thought provoking works such as The Screwtape Letters. He was also a friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. Where are the Christians today like this? I may not be very religious, but I appreciate this man. Men and women like him with an understanding of liberty that are willing to talk and openly profess their faith, yet defend it while not shoving their ideas down people's throats via a legislature, are getting harder and harder to find in today's society.

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1 Response for the "A Masterful Quote"

  1. Bobby says:

    Jon, they're out there - though few and far between