C.S. Lewis on Christian Society

All the same, the New Testament, without going into details, gives us a pretty clear hint of what a fully Christian society would be like.  Perhaps it gives us more than we can take.  it tells us that there are to be no passengers or parasites: if a man does not work, he ought not eat.  Every one is to work with his own hands, and what is more, every one’s work is to produce something good: there will be no manufacture of silly luxuries and then of sillier advertisements to persuade us to buy them.  And there is to be no ‘swank’ or ‘side’, no putting on airs.  To that extent a Christian society would be what we now call Leftist.

-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 84.


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