Analysis Of Last Session By C. S. Lewis

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“The Christian and the Secularist hold different beliefs about the universe. They can’t both be right. The one who is wrong will act in a way which simply doesn’t fit the real universe.”
Elaboration- C. S. Lewis one of the most renowned theologians of time, made this statement about only one belief system truly making sense. In Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain, is written as a conversation between Freud and Lewis about their theologies and the arguments for their respective viewpoint. Within this debate both Lewis and Freud made both strong and weak arguments. The strongest argument Lewis made referred to morals while Freud conquered the practicality of Christ’s teaching, even so Lewis’s weakest argument was founded on the idea of myth similarly Freud’s dealt with other deities and myths.
Within St. Germain’s play
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The strongest claim Lewis makes is the assertion that without a preset of right and wrong one cannot believe in a set of morals. Towards the beginning of the play Lewis plays devil’s advocate with Freud by asking if the Nazi’s were correct in their actions. Freud responded with a sound no, prompting Lewis to make the point that “there is a morality you’re comparing them with. A man can’t call a line crooked unless he knows what a straight line is” (13). After Freud makes a feeble attempt to dismiss Lewis, Lewis states that, “moral conscience is something we’re born with. It grows as we do. When I was younger, I thought about right and wrong as much as a baboon thinks about Beethoven” (13). Without first understanding the concept of what is right and moral, one cannot understand what is

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