Thursday, September 16, 2010

Not losing my faith


The anonymous donor who now sends me anti-God magazines hopes, no doubt, to hurt the Christian in me; he really hurts the ex-Atheist. I am ashamed that my old mates… should have sunk to what they are now.

C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy as reprinted in The Essential C.S. Lewis (New York: Touchstone, 1986) 33.

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  1. Kind of sounds as if we have come full circle. Reading the Bible tells me that as we approach end times we can expect nothing less than a full attack by the modern day Atheist's. Maybe I am cynical but it is also a money maker for these author's and lecturer's. Someone once said it takes more faith to believe that there is no God than it does to believe there is a God. Should we worry about these attacks or just leave it in God's hands?

  2. I remain very hopeful, Gary. We've got a life-changing message in Christianity. God loves people and really wants to rescue them from the emptiness and bankruptcy of sin and its consequences. Like Lewis, we can learn to be defenders of the faith, able to easily share and explain the message to those who want to hear it.

    As for your question, Should we worry...., well, I think God raises up apologists and defenders (like William Lane Craig, Ravi Zacharias and Joe Boot) to take on the big book-publishing atheists. Plus, at the popular level, the men and women I'm sharing my faith with don't seem to be too worried about Dawkins'or Hawking's latest book.