Let’s have a little trivia this fine Halloween!!!

No prize for winning.
And cheat if you want–but what would be the fun in that!

Below are four famous authors (determined to be famous by sales). There are two quotes from each. I’ll give the answers tomorrow unless ya’ll get testy and want to know right away. LOL

A. Phillip Pullman
B. J.K. Rowling
C. C. S. Lewis
D. Tolkien

First Quote

My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?… Of course I could have given up my idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if i did that, then my argument against God collapsed too–for the argument depended on saying the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen to please my fancies. Thus, in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist – in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless – I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality – namely my idea of justice – was full of sense. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never have known it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

Excerpt from one of author’s books:

I have been asked to tell you what Christians believe, and I am going to begin by telling you one thing that Christians do not need to believe. If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole word is simply one huge mistake. If you are a Christian, you are free to think that all these religions, even the queerest one, contain at least some hint of the truth. When I was an atheist I had to try to persuade myself that most of the human race have always been wrong about the question that mattered to them most;

Who do you think this is of the four authors listed?

Second quote:
. . . similarly I can’t separate my early involvement with the language and music of the Church – it made me what I am. And certainly all the people I know now who cherish as I do these things were themselves brought up in the tradition and brought up to believe and presumably when they were young did believe . . . Of course I would be delighted if as a result of reading my book some child were impelled to go and explore the Book of Common Prayer,

‘Once you get over the clever literary tricks, you can get back to proper storytelling. The value of writing books for children is that they couldn’t care less if you’re Jeffrey Archer or Dostoyevsky. All they want to know is what happens next.’

Who do you think this is of the four authors listed?


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