Thursday, January 24, 2013

men without chests‏

“In a short of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.” ~C.S. Lewis

If there is not a real foundation upon which we can build, it is foolish to discuss in fanatical passion the forms and frameworks we should employ.

We obsess over pragmatic matters while neglecting the essence of the ends at which we aim. I dare to venture that there are more books regarding the best methodologies and machineries available to learn to read than there are books regarding the reason why we should read.

What are we trying to produce?
Who are we trying to honor?
What kind of children do we want to produce?

All that to say...

If my children can blitz through multiplication tables, but do not worship the God of all order, we will have done nothing more than to have created yet another generation of what Lewis calls “men without chests.”

HERE are some great RESOURCES to avoid this error.

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