Greetings fellow seekers of uninhibited truth!
It’s that time again: the latest book has been voted on and the winner is : Mere Christianity by CS Lewis!
I have very little experience with Mr. Lewis, other than reading the Chronicles of Narnia as a child, and then Screwtape Letters as a young adult. I know his fictional works were lively and engaging, but I’m not exactly sure what to expect with his intellectual arguments in favor of the Christian religion. I also know that the executor of his estate had the same full name as someone I dated for years. Small frickin’ world.
This book was suggested to me by two friends, both of whom believe the viewpoint posited by the author will be most edifying for an atheist. I borrowed the book from the library of the same friend who got me started on the slutty book reports to begin with, and thusly armed I shall venture forth into the abyss…..!
Seriously though, I’m excited about the book. Both because I want my readers to know I will take on anything you can throw at me, and I’m openminded enough to learn from the literary merits of people whom I may not think I’d agree with.
I guess my main concern is how Lewis will argue that Christianity is the ideal religion, as opposed to say Buddhism or Hinduism or Pastafarianism for that matter. Simply saying “Because of Jesus” or “we just have to trust faith” or “I had a conversation with the Lord” isn’t going t cut it for me. I need facts. I need strong, logical arguments. I do not need touchy feely attempts to mollify reason in favor of “the greater good.”
That said, I’m ready and excited to embark on this new quest. See my review next week!
Thanks for tuning in!