The Mahou Blog

January 2, 2007

CS Lewis was against space travel for religious reasons

Filed under: Uncategorized — mahou @ 3:05 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_Space

In Perelandra, a fictional account of a trip to Venus, Lewis referred to “the vast astronomic distances which are God’s quarantine regulations”. Lewis believed that God intended humankind to stay on Earth, and that attempts to leave it were blasphemous. He thought that the very word “Space” was wrong, charged with the notion of emptyness, and maintained that it should be thought of as “Heaven”, inhabited by higher beings which, in his fantasy novels, he calls by names other than “God” or “angels”.

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