Spirited Hearts by Stephen Muse

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Spirited Hearts

Stephen Muse on Why Men Without Chests Are Not Free & Do Not Love

William Blake once asked a companion what he saw when he looked at the sun. His friend replied, "I see a yellow orb, approximately such-and-such a shape and distance from the earth." Blake responded something like, "I see the Hosts of Heaven coming on chariots of fire proclaiming 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Art Thou O Lord!'" Did the two men see the same sun? Or were they just talking about it differently? And what does it really matter?

C. S Lewis, in The Abolition of Man, describes a textbook used to t . . .