Monday Morning Munch No. 147 – The Anti-God State of Mind

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There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which everyone in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves.

I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice. And at the same time I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it in ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. … The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit. … Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

-C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Munch No. 147 – The Anti-God State of Mind

  1. Joel says:

    Very true. It is so difficult to reconcile extraordinary pride with being a follower of Christ. I get it if somebody is working on a personal issue of pride with God through progressive sanctification, but if somebody tries to integrate it with Christianity, they become what is a most terrifying and abominable spiritual state, unfortunately one that has become an epidemic. A Luke warm spiritual state that barely resembles the Gospel and is more about social standing at church and impressing the neighbors than anything to do with relationship with Jesus.

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