ExoTheology & Space-Age Interpretations of the Bible

(religious implications of an inhabited universe)

C.S. Lewis on travel in outer space, extraterrestrials (May 1963)

This is from an interview with C.S. Lewis, done in May of 1963, six or so months before Lewis died. It’s from C. S. Lewis on Heaven, Earth and Outer Space By Sherwood Eliot Wirt. “Once we find ourselves spiritually awakened, we can go to outer space and take the good things with us.” I love that.

Wirt: Do you think there will be widespread travel in space?

Lewis: “I look forward with horror to contact with the other inhabited planets, if there are such. We would only transport to them all of our sin and our acquisitiveness, and establish a new colonialism. I can’t bear to think of it. But if we on earth were to get right with God, of course, all would be changed. Once we find ourselves spiritually awakened, we can go to outer space and take the good things with us. That is quite a different matter.”

 

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2 responses to “C.S. Lewis on travel in outer space, extraterrestrials (May 1963)

  1. robstroud June 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Wirt’s interview has always been one of my favorite Lewisian articles. Thanks for sharing!

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