Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mere Christianity

I read (listened to) Mere Chritianity this week.

I was impressed, overall. Lewis makes a number of careful arguments, generally designed to win over the religious skeptic (though the second half is dedicated to Christian morality). Lewis's arguments occasionally take the form of the dilemma. For example, he argues that Jesus readily and often suggested he was the son of God. In this way, Lewis insists the position that Jesus was merely a bright moral teacher is unavailable for the skeptic. Jesus must either be the son of God, or a lunatic. This strikes me as a risky argument to make to atheists.