Last week I’ve brought 3 books of the Chronicles of Narnia series. Now I’m half way in C.S. Lewis “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. The book so far unfolds lots of action and adventure that’s truly exciting. Not only it’s filled with that but some of the ideas from C.S. Lewis. For those who don’t yet know, C.S. Lewis wrote books on Christian apologetics (defense of the faith). His works especially “Mere Christianity” is the most quoted because of its irrefutable arguments. Books after books on apologetics they include his famous argument when the deity of Jesus Christ is scrutinized. It great that you can find it also in his own fiction works. Let’s see if you recognize this line:
“Logic!” said the Professor half to himself. “Why don’t they teach logic at these schools? There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth. You know she doesn’t tell lies and it is obvious that she is not mad For the moment then and unless any further evidence turns up, we must assume that she is telling the truth.”
Familiar? Well let’s turn to his classic “Mere Christianity” for a clearer view:
“Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit on Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
In other words, if some is making an incredible claim, check if the evidence points to the truth. Then you must decide: is he telling a lie, or is he simply insane or is he telling the truth. As for the case of Jesus Christ, as Lewis points, Jesus may either be liar, lunatic or Lord.
Anyways, it’s great to know that Lewis intends to share some of his great thoughts even in his fiction works. I just can’t wait to read the next book of the series and find such great treasures.