Sunday, May 29, 2011

C S Lewis on Latin and Chant

Bet you never thought about C S Lewis on Chant, eh?

You will not be surprised to be reminded that His Abysmal Sublimity Under Secretary Screwtape strongly advocated the policy of preventing each generation from learning from its predecessors: "Since we [devils] cannot deceive the whole human race all the time, it is most important thus to cut every generation off from all others; for where learning makes a free commerce between the ages there is always the danger that the characteristic errors of one may be corrected by the characteristic truths of another." That is why the demise of sacred languages among the clergy and the clerisy is such a triumph for our Enemy.

Just because it doesn't SAY "Chant" doesn't mean a thing.

HT: Culbreth

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