This essay was originally called “Onward Christian Spaceman” by the fashion/art house magazine editor and was later changed to “The Seeing Eye” in publications after Lewis’ death. In the tradition of changing the essay’s title, I have changed it again for YouTube. Further reading…
New York Times Paper 4:47, see The Screwtape Letters #1 – “humans find it all but impossible to believe in the unfamiliar while the familiar is before their eyes”.
Psychologists and Theologians 7:05 . (See Lewis’ Literary Essays.) Physicists describe the world in terms of atoms, and then sub-atoms, but eventually end up with mathematical formulas to describe reality. But to describe ‘you’, that is, who ‘you’ are, it is no good to simply describe what you are made of. The professionals have to resort to describing the self in terms of symbols. The Theologian’s symbols for ‘you’ (God-given symbols) include ‘breath’ (soul), ‘wind’ (spirit) ‘inner sight’ (conscience), ‘heart’ (the core of your being), and ‘bowels’ (you, at the most visceral or ‘gut’ level). Psychologist’s symbols for ‘you’ include tyings-up (complexes), shovings-back (repressions), Inner Roman magistrates (censors), and scratchings (engrams). Physicist and Theologians/Psychologists all end up in symbols and at that Mystery behind existence.
The true God can not be contained 1:41. See verse reference in presentation as well as Jeremiah 23.23-24:
‘“Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord,
“And not a God afar off?
Can anyone hide himself in secret places,
So I shall not see him?” says the Lord;
“Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
(See more on this issue in Lewis’ book ‘Miracles’, Chapter 10 – Horrid Red things).
Mere movement in space will never bring you any nearer to God or any farther from Him than you are at this very moment 3:51. See Acts 17.27 and Romans 10.8 ‘”The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message of faith (in Christ) that we proclaim…”