Favorite Quote

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
creatorsxillussion creatorsxillussion
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1 Response Jan 9, 2013

A lot of people attribute this to C.S. Lewis but it is actually by Walter Miller in his Canticle for Liebowitz.

"I'm sorry, Father, I feel that the laws of society are what makes something a crime or not. I'm aware that you don't agree. And there can be bad laws, ill-conceived, true. But in this case, I think we have a good law. If I thought I had such a thing as a soul, and that there might be an angry God in Heaven, I might agree with you."

Abbot Zerchi smiled thinly. "You don't have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily."

The visitor laughed politely. "A semantic confusion."

"True. But which of us is confused? Are you sure?"

I got it here: http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=8918