Pagan or Puritan?

C. S. Lewis commented once  observed that  modern man was in such a lamentable state that perhaps it was necessary “first to make people good pagans, and after that to make them Christians.” What did he mean by “good pagans”? He meant that pagans had certain traits that modern men don’t have. They appreciated the goodnesses of the world. And they had a sense of the supernatural welling up within the created order.