Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lewis on Christianity and happiness

I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew that a bottle of Port would do that.

(In this passage, Lewis is not thinking of happiness in Aristotelian terms).


Edward T. Babinski said...

There's a book about one person's journey to discover the happiest places on earth. Interesting book, interesting journey.

Besides that book, there's other articles and pieces on the web concerning "The Happiest Places on Earth."

According to one poll Scandinavian countries rule the rankings; the U.S. places 17th

Anonymous said...

Religion in Norway poll according to the Eurobarometer:

* 32% of Norwegian citizens responded that "they believe there is a God".
* 47% answered that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force".
* 17% answered that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, God, or life force".

Keith said...

If our religion comes from our Creator, why wouldn't he include guidance on how to be happy. I believe he did. The apostle Paul wrote of having "learned the secret of being content in any and every situation." We, too, can learn that secret.
For more, see Journey to Joy at

Knurd said...

What if everyone genuinely loved each other? Then I think happiness would be a shoe-in. I mean, what sort of things are antithetical to happiness anyway?