Books/authors you feel obligated to like, but don't?
(11-07-2010, 08:00 AM)Servus_Maria Wrote: I was disappointed with "The Abolition of Man" by C.S Lewis. It was kind of like "you can't have morality without a God (true) and we don't want to entertain the prospect of a world without objective morality so to avoid that depressing situation we'll commit to theism". It wasn't really the answer to moral relativism that I was looking for. Just because a situation is depressing and shocking (moral relativism) doesn't mean it's not true.

I disagree.  I don't think he was necessarily trying to prove theism outright, but to show that any sort of morality necessarily means a God.  You can't prove theism to everyone in this way, but there are a lot of folks who cannot commit to a worldview which says that there are absolutely no right and wrong.  Those are the folks which Lewis can (and I'm sure does) win to theism with this book.

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Re: Books/authors you feel obligated to like, but don't? - by Walty - 11-08-2010, 07:43 PM

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