Right and Wrong as a Clue to Meaning in the Universe

Posted in Creation/Evolution on September 7th, 2007 by dhawkinsmo

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketC.S. Lewis is known for his children’s books, but he was also a very clear thinking apologist for the Christian faith. He was agnostic for many years, but eventually became a Christian and was very prolific in his writings which were tailored specifically for non-believers. One of his greatest non-fiction titles is Mere Christianity which not only is easy, entertaining reading, but also a clear picture of the essentials of the Christian faith stripped of all the often confusing man-made religious trappings that so often encumbers it. I highly recommend this book to everyone … it’s easy reading guys and less than 200 pages.

Section One of Mere Christianity is called “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe” … an intriguing title to be sure. Here’s how he begins in Chapter 1: The Law of Human Nature …

Every one has heard people quarrelling. Sometimes it sounds funny and sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant; but however it sounds, I believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kind of things they say. They say things like this: “How’d you like it if anyone did the same to you?” — “That’s my seat, I was there first” — “Leave him alone, he isn’t doing you any harm”– [and so on.] People say things like that every day, educated people as well as uneducated, and children as well as grownups.

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