Was born today November 29 in 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I loved his Space Trilogy, though it's written for children, I was impressed by Lewis' intelligence and subtlety. In high school, East Catholic no less, you couldn't swing a cat without hitting a C.S. Lewis tome so I was surprised to learn that he wasn't Roman Catholic. His Christian apologetics are first rate, notably Mere Christianity and The Great Divorce.
This quote by Lewis, it's describes to a large degree why I am a conservative:
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.And this quote on the nature of man:
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.