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Now before I get flamed for not being in the religion thread, Im only looking for feedback on the book. Has anyone read this book by C.S. Lewis? and if so what are your thoughts. I have read it as a Christian and found it to be quite a convincing argument, however i obviously had bias reading it. Has anyone read it who is not a Christian?

If this still classifies as fit for the religion thread then I am sorry, and please move it there. Otherwise i welcome your feedback.
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no i have not read mein kampf
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whats the main argument from the book?
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I have not read this book. Have you read any different books?
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whats the main argument from the book?

It's not an "argument" book. He basically revels in his own Christianity and talks about the fulfillment and happiness it brings him, and uses that as reasoning for why it must be true. It's very touching and heartwarming for believers, and thought provoking for non-believers.
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C.S. Lewis is a Christian apologetic (he wrote Narnia) and basically makes a logically based philosophical argument for the existence of a higher power (not specifically the Christian God), and then goes on to explain why Christians believe what they believe and how they should act. It is not an 'in your face' evangelistic book, and i think even if i wasnt religious i would find it quite interesting. mabye look it up on wikipedia or something...
Originally posted by Steve
never heard of a hickey, im guessing its an american thing?

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It's not an "argument".


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C.S. Lewis is a Christian apologetic (he wrote Narnia) and basically makes a logically based philosophical argument for the existence of a higher power (not specifically the Christian God), and then goes on to explain why Christians believe what they believe and how they should act. It is not an 'in your face' evangelistic book, and i think even if i wasnt religious i would find it quite interesting. mabye look it up on wikipedia or something...


I think that the interesting thing about the book is that a good chunk of it deals with reasons why he converted from atheism to christianity. It is a very interesting read- but I didn't read it as someone looking for justification as to why the Christian faith should be considered "the" faith, but as someone interested in seeing why someone would convert from atheism to christianity- the reverse of what happened to me (kind of). If you get me.
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I think that the interesting thing about the book is that a good chunk of it deals with reasons why he converted from atheism to christianity. It is a very interesting read- but I didn't read it as someone looking for justification as to why the Christian faith should be considered "the" faith, but as someone interested in seeing why someone would convert from atheism to christianity- the reverse of what happened to me (kind of). If you get me.


Yeah man fair call. I just think that he's a very rational and logical thinker. Im curious as to what you thought though after reading it...I'm assuming the first part of the book was what interested you.

Although he has another book called 'Surprised by Joy' I believe, that details his conversion much more fully.
Originally posted by Steve
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Anyone who hasn't read Narnia who has read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials and Narnia are basically polar opposites to each other.
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Anyone who hasn't read Narnia who has read His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials and Narnia are basically polar opposites to each other.
I swear to god the hidden message behind the ending is that the kiddies had underage sex. I was so turned on by this as a 12 year old.

Very trippy book

Narnia was good, but I didnt read the end of the last book. C.S Lewis seemed to get a little cynical in that book.
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