Perelandra: Not The Problem of Evil, But the Problem of Good Is Our Case

My fear was now of another kind. I felt sure that the creature was what we call "good," but I wasn't sure whether I liked "goodness" so much as I had supposed. This is a very terrible experience. As long as what you are afraid of is something evil, you may still hope that the good may come to your rescue. But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it also is dreadful? How if food itself turns out to be the very thing you can't eat, and home the very place you can't live, and your very comforter the person who makes you uncomfortable? Then, indeed, there is no rescue possible: the last card has been played.

For a second or two, I was nearly in that condition.  Here at last was a bit of that world from beyond the world, which I had always supposed I had loved and desired, breaking through and appearing to my senses: and I didn't like it, I wanted it to go away. I wanted every possible distance,  gulf, curtain, blanket,  and barrier to be placed between it and me.  Oddly enough my very sense of helplessness saved and steadied me.  For now I was quite "obviously" drawn in.  The struggle was over.  The next decision did not lie with me." – Perelandra, A Space Trilogy, C. S. Lewis

Bridging the Divide: 

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