Monday, April 10, 2006

Screwtape reviews The Da Vinci Code

One of my favorite books of all time is The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, so I couldn't pass up posting a link to this review of The Da Vinci Code written by Eric Metaxas in the character of Screwtape himself.

My favorite part of this spot-on characterization is when Screwtape talks about the gullibility of the humans and our useless knowledge,
Ask your average fellow in the street the slightest detail of a daft sitcom of forty years ago and he will move heaven and earth to to supply you with the answer, and then will likely prate on with other similarly inane details -- as if knowing who lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane was his very passport to the Elysian Fields. Ha! But ask him to tell you about the Nicean Council, or ask him what are the Synoptic Gospels and you will suddenly find yourself in the presence of a weatherbeaten cigar store Injun! But then go ahead and ask him who played drums for The Monkees, or the name of that blasted itinerant peddlar on Green Acres and you will think yourself in the presence of a very Voltaire! Our television executives Down Under have been awfully successful!

My favorite, of course, because that is the way I feel on a daily basis. My useless knowledge outweighs my real knowledge 10 to 1.

Check out the full letter at Church of the Masses.

Via Looking Closer Journal.


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