But Mormons love C. S. Lewis.
Authors Marianna Richardson and Christine Thackeray looked at the famous Christian apologist in their book “C.S. Lewis: Latter-day Truths in Narnia.” They wrote about the letters Lewis sent to many of his readers.
Lewis is apparently referring to the LDS Church and its “Word of Wisdom” prohibitions against drinking alcohol.
Richardson and Thackeray do not discuss another possible reference to Mormons in Lewis’ works. In his Narnian fantasy book “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” he writes about the family of a rather unpleasant character named Eustace Scrubb: “They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotalers and wore a special kind of underclothes.”
Because of this description, some have speculated that Lewis was saying that the Scrubbs were Mormons — although such a conclusion requires ignoring other descriptions of the character and his family. The adopted son of Lewis, Douglas Gresham, has also been quoted as saying the Scrubbs were “simply faddists.” . . . (Continue reading)