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Thread #150459   Message #3506559
Posted By: Jack the Sailor
21-Apr-13 - 09:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
As I said, I don't know any Christians who take C.S. Lewis quite so literally as you appear to.


"Trouble with C S Lewis, he was IMO a poor arguer ~ assertive and often illogical."

I think your perception of that is tainted by a propensity on your part to look at this from and "arguer's" point of view. I think that Mr. Lewis was quite wise enough to know that arguments do not change minds.

I think that he was a story teller first and foremost and took "debates" as a chance to tell stories.

He realized that when confronted by argumentative people he is under no requirement to play by their rules or to be judged by their standards.

Jesus wasn't much of an arguer either. He just went about making his points through the noise.