[LMB] Mountains of Mourning discussion

Kathleen Morrison kathleen.morrison at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 20:13:41 BST 2017


Sorry, the quote beginning "of all tyrannies" was from C. S. Lewis.

Kathleen(laptop)

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Kathleen Morrison <
kathleen.morrison at gmail.com> wrote:

> C. S. Lewis from _God on the Dock: essays on theology_
>
> Kathleen(laptop)
>
> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> (lost the original attribution, sorry!)
>>
>> >
>> > *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.*
>> >
>> >
>>
>> Ista dy Chalion would be happy, or perhaps not, to point out that her
>> minders would never, ever sleep - because they love her too much to ever
>> leave her alone.
>> Sylvia
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