The sort of idea that the word Morality raises in a good many people’s minds is that it’s something that interferes—Morality is something that stops you from having a good time.
In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown in the running of the machine.
There are all sorts of things that look all right and seem to us to be the natural way of treating the machine, but do not really work. This is why these moral rules at first seem to be constantly interfering with our natural inclinations.
(Abridged & adapted from “Mere Christianity,” pg. 69)
- C.S. Lewis & Ken Wilber on My Truth, Your Truth, and Morality (realtruelove.wordpress.com)
- Quote of the Week – C.S. Lewis (reasonsforthehopewithin.wordpress.com)