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C. S. Lewis, or whatever it is that I'm in the mood to discuss.
This is a read that will resonate with me, but in regards to this:"Therefore it is impossible to show that it is necessary for the world to have a beginning, and therefore to demonstrate that it did." (bold emphasis mine).I don't quite see how the latter part of the statement (the portion after the comma)follows from the former. I would think there is a degree of demonstration (e.g. evidence based) that is possible, even if the thing to be demonstrated cannot be shown to be/ does not fall under the category of a necessary truth. But of course, if by "demonstrate" he means in an absolute/ doubtless sense, then I would agree..
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