An Evolutionary Fluke

Walk Way Country

I’ve often referred to C.S. not only for his beautiful “The Chronicles of Narnia” or his other genius writings, but, more than anything else how his having been a faithful Christian attending church regularly with his mother during his youth until her suffering death from cancer when he took the exit ramp from his faith in Jesus Christ.

As the years went by during Lewis’ education then professorships at Oxford and Cambridge while being an atheist, a profound thing happened as he recounted later to his longtime friend and correspondent, Arthur Greeves! How just nine days after talking with his close friend J. R. R. Tolkien who explained to Lewis a profound truth about Myths; which then brought C.S. Lewis full circle, from being a follower of Christ and then his departure from that faith, which to many is a powerful myth; to once again being smack-dab right back on the path of being a believer, who was again truly one of the faithful! Now even with more vigor and zeal than he had ever previously experienced or demonstrated in practice, and, because of what Lewis points out in these words he wrote to his friend Greeves; “Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us in the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened!” This conversation with Tolkien we can say was the straw that broke the camel’s back if you will, that this was the turning point which “broke his doubt” and transformed him magically from being faithless, or not a believer in Christ, to actually wholeheartedly believing that Jesus Christ is the son of God!

This to me was a miraculous event and I think Lewis took it as such going on to become a top ranking most prolific writer and advocate of Christendom; the belief in Jesus Christ actually being who He claimed to be! What a priceless gift from God, that C.S. Lewis was given this opportunity to awaken the faith in his own heart; to then go on and produce such masterful genuine faith based writings that gave so much hope and inspiration to countless persons as an impetus, for them to also find their own faith within their hearts, and to want a personal relationship with Jesus Christ too!

What follows in this short video is a reenactment of that conversation Lewis had with Tolkien, which does exemplify and inspire just how genuine heartfelt conversation that seeks to understand and find truth; can be a monumental thing in anyone’s life! It literally can make the difference between finding heaven or hell.
God bless you.
Thank you Lord for the gift you provided to C.S. Lewis and thus to all.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Previously I had written these other essays that seek God’s Truth and they are my attempt to answer the question of why we must have faith in Jesus Christ. Perhaps when you have time you can review these. What follows are a few excerpts from these blog posts.

Let me ask you; do you really prefer to think that not being born would be better for you and your children? Because I can absolutely guarantee you that is exactly what the Devil wants you to believe, that master of all lies wants any of us to think we are defeated before we start.

You see I’ve learned that God absolutely exists and God’s purposes and Plans are all that matter not we free willed sometimes foolish, silly or arrogant creations of; His. “Total humility is the beginning of acceptance and understanding” that we are here for a God given reason not our imperfect sometimes self-righteous thinking or vision of what this has to be about living among the dead as we do; for I say to you this isn’t really living not with a price on all of our heads that says nobody gets out alive! We are looking with eyes half shut or in many cases wide shut in which case even though we think they are open they see nothing, not the Truth of God; never really seeing the length and depth of all that is really going on, and is always beyond our grasp; yet it’s as plain and simple as the morning turns to night and after the night a new dawn comes.

Life is the most beautiful incomparable gift and blessing of absolute LOVE!

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/07/19/i-am-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/10/11/angels-all-around-us/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/10/03/where-is-god/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/09/19/the-natural-worlds-patterns/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/08/14/serve-the-lord-not-this-world/

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/08/26/why-are-we-here-is-it-worth-being-born/

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Did trees evolve from apes? An odd question, to be sure, but one humorously posed by C.S. Lewis in a letter to his father.

While this column does discuss the theory of evolution, it’s not doctrinaire. So, whatever your opinion of Darwin’s notions, read on, and you may enjoy a pleasant surprise.

C.S. Lewis, the brilliant Christian apologist was not an ironclad “evangelical” in the American sense of the word. Here in the U.S., that typically requires adherence to a handful of doctrines, usually including the affirmation of the infallibility of the Scriptural autographs and of the creation of humanity in the persons of our first parents, Adam and Eve.

As important as these matters are, very few Christians would deem them salvific, in the sense that people holding less “vigorous” views on these issues will be excluded from heaven.

C.S. Lewis was one of those who focused…

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Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

7 thoughts on “An Evolutionary Fluke”

    1. That’s the word my Dear Friend! He was; and his writings are still so Insightful! I’m glad you enjoyed that, and I’m sure to catch up with you later for more beautiful poetry, I’m counting on it! Narnia is so much fun and I love that its excellent for children; what a gift to have a person write such great quality stories and they contain beauty from God to inspire their faith in God! 🤩♥️ I will see you later Ashi and you take care!
      God bless you!
      So glad you like his writings and Narnia!

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    1. Thank you Sister/Friend Dawn! With a bit of sudden inspiration from above anything is possible! I, you and all of us just need to tune into that heavenly source through our inner most hearts allowing the author of everything that exists, seen and unseen to guide our minds in order for our souls to speak through our hearts, expressing our own unadulterated genuine individual voice of creativity from our own unique perspective; thusly speaking in God’s language! We are after-all supposed to be an expression of His endless love! Thusly born again as a child of God. Amen.

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    1. Perfect of you to mention this scripture here my Friend Pam! It is so powerful and needed in the world now and children are at severe risk of rejecting God’s Truth because of this lack!
      A point came up about this essay or the histrionics I mentioned only in a cursory way so as to focus on Lewis’ return to Jesus after this fateful meeting and conversation with Tolkien; which I did address and will here; now that you brought this into the conversation.

      More than happy to contribute to opening eyes and hearts to Christ which is the whole point to any of this I do believe and hope. Arguments could arise as to which educational institution had the most bearing on Lewis’ Transition back to Christ but these arguments would be a moot point at best, because the history of his return to Christianity is established history. I could myself find some flaws in his then ensuing treatment of some Biblical matters that even J.R.R. Tolkien his close friend had difficulty with Lewis over in subsequent years! Tolkien being of a Catholic mindset and Lewis more of a Protestant/Calvinist point of view do have their clashes in actual interpretation that expert Theologian Scholars could lecture all of us on and with due cause. We still are in the fallen state so camaraderie or pleasantries are continually attacked and discouraged in fellowship between many Christians, because you know as well as I do that Satan is the prince of this world and is working overtime to disrupt and dishearten; look at our insane evil riddled government; so beware is all I can say to you or anyone at this juncture! I have experienced this calamity firsthand on many occasions and they were even outright demonic attacks!

      Good to point out for clarification and of course anyone interested in a very in-depth historical accounting would with their own review of the history in greater detail discover many interesting as well as surprising facts or a more whole truth as it pertains to C.S. Lewis for as an example in time differences between Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in their decidedly different handling of some core components of the Christian Faith from a theological as well as actual practice brought about a discomfort that eventually created some tension between them.

      For a period of a few years C.S. Lewis was slowly but surely beginning his return to Christianity! It was this meeting with Tolkien and their depicted conversation in the reenactment video which led to his conversion several days later from being an announced atheist to being again a faithful Christian. This conversation occurred while teaching at Oxford but Though affiliated with both Oxford and Cambridge into the 1950’s only in the 1955 was he finally honored by Magdalene College at Cambridge University when he received a chair in recognition of his important contributions to English literary history and criticism.

      My own and surely anyone that might incidentally transpose any overlapping experiences at both universities in a broad sense accidentally the fact is each institution has very closely named colleges within the main body, Magdalen College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford ( Magdalen College, 1925-1954) and then there is Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954-1963). Overall I say part and parcel both of these education centers for higher learning contributed to his reemergence into his own faith and believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior! That was my only intent in writing what I did to this point; but, the crux or focal point came to fruition just after that conversation with J.R.R. Tolkien.

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