Friday, January 2, 2015

Honest Atheism

The Foundation of Faith

"If Christianity is untrue, then no honest man will want to believe it, however helpful it might be; if it is true, every honest man will want to believe it, even if it gives him no help at all."
C. S. Lewis - Essay, Man or Rabbit.

"If there were no God, there would be no atheists."
Chesterton - Where all roads lead, 1922

"The Christian pities men because they are dying, and the Buddhist pities them because they are living. The Christian is sorry for what damages the life of a man; but the Buddhist is sorry for him because he is alive."
Chesterton - Generally Speaking

"There is only one reason an intelligent person doesn't believe in miracles. He believes in materialism."
Chesterton - St. Francis of Assisi

"God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God."
C. S. Lewis - Christian Reflections, 1943

"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional...values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process."
C. S. Lewis -The Abolition of Man

"In coming to understand anything we are rejecting the facts as they are for us in favour of the facts as they are."
C. S. Lewis - An Experiment in Criticism

"It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to."
C. S. Lewis

"If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by ten thousand commandments."
G. K. Chesterton

"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."
Chesterton, The Man Who Was Orthodox, 1963

"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) The Screwtape Letters

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
C. S. Lewis

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis Is Theology Poetry?
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