Saturday, June 20, 2009

On the significance of truth

“One of the great difficulties is to keep before the
audience’s mind the question of Truth. They always
think you are recommending Christianity not because it
is true but because it is good. And in the discussion they
will at every moment try to escape from the issue ‘True –
or False’ into stuff about a good society, or morals, or the
incomes of Bishops, or the Spanish Inquisition, or
France—or anything whatever. You
have to keep forcing them back, and again back, to the
real point.... One must keep on pointing out that
Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no
importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one
thing it cannot be is moderately important”
--C. S. Lewis, Christian Apologetics” in God in the Dock p. 101.

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