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The Weight of Glory

• Lewis begins by discussing the ways in which Christian virtues have a deepening negative slant.

• One of the strongest current Christian virtues, unselfishness, should actually be love; unselfishness is the negative translation of the positive virtue of love.

• Self-denial (unselfishness) is often discussed in the Bible but our current translation of it promotes going without good ourselves, rather than seeking good for others.

• Human emotions are often thought too strong, but are in reality too weak; too often we settle for something weak, like lust, when the stronger version, love, is available.
• Many critics of Christianity say that it is a mercenary system, as it's based on the idea of living a good life solely for the purpose of the award of heaven.

• A man is mercenary if he pursues marriage for money, because "money is not the natural reward for love."

• A man...

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