A Provocative Idea from C.S. Lewis

My current bedtime reading is¬†Mere Christianity¬†by C.S. Lewis. I’m about a quarter of the way through the little book. Last night I read something that I just have to reformulate in this entry.

Lewis wrote, essentially, that nothing bad exists in and of itself. The bad is a twisting and a perversion of the good. For bad to exist on and of its own, Lewis argued, there has to be an independent source. No such source, including the Devil of Christianity, rises to meet Lewis’s definition of pure bad, pure evil.

What do you think of that?