From Lewis’s Pen: Someone Else’s Fault

From God in the Dock:

A sense of sin is almost totally lacking. our situation is thus very different from that of the Apostles. the pagans (and still more the metuentes) to whom they preached were haunted by a sense of guilt and to them the Gospel was, therefore, “good news.” We address people who have been trained to believe that whatever goes wrong int he world is someone else’s fault – the Capitalists’, the Government’s, the Nazis’, the Generals’, etc. They approach God himself as His judges. They want to know, not whether they can be acquitted for sin, but whether He can be acquitted for creating such a world. (95)

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