Today's celebrity was famous for enjoying a good pipe; alongside his equally-famous buddy who was also mainly famous for smoking a pipe. Both of them ended up producing two of the most famous and widely read fantasy worlds of the 20th century. One was a tremendously clever Christian allegory about the value of the human soul, about the divine plan in the world, how very small people can make great differences in the world, and about corruption and redemption. The other was Narnia.
Yes, today's famous pipe smoker was C. S. Lewis, who unlike his friend (Tolkien) never saw a religious allegory he didn't want to drive home with a sledgehammer. Which has, in this modern age, made him the perfect almost-intellectual for the U.S. Christian Fundamentalist. Shit, do they love themselves some C.S. Lewis! Along with Chesterton, he's the guy they all like to quote and hold up as the "smart guys" of the type of all-or-nothing Christianity they adhere to, when they're worried that quoting Reverend Billy-bob "jimbo" Bunkum of the Reformed Evangelical Church of Snake-Handling Inbred Creationists just isn't going to make them sound sufficiently sophisticated.
Poor Lewis. The guy was kind of an asshole, but The Screwtape Letters were really some brilliant propaganda and excellent writing, and I'm sure he would have been a bit appalled to be mainly a tool for the kind of absurd theocratic yokels who hold him up now as though he was one of the greatest minds of last hundred years. I'm pretty sure that Lewis was the type of guy I'd have been able to talk to (ideally alongside the equally-religious Tolkien, who was so good and subtle at writing Christian Allegory that most fans of LoTR don't realize that's what it is) over a few pipes and some tea; while I'm fairly sure most of his "fans" today (at least, the ones who go around quoting him on facebook to try to push their religion on atheists) are people I couldn't stand being in the same room with for more than ten minutes.
Anyways, C. S. Lewis was a pipe smoker.
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