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Mere Christianity - Anyone Read It? Good for beginners?

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3 years ago#1
It was recommended to me a while back.
3 years ago#2
The only people I know who find its arguments convincing are those who are already Christian, for what that's worth.
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3 years ago#3
I read it a few years ago for a class of mine. It's a good read. Regardless of whether you agree with Lewis or not, it's a good introduction to Christianity and its concepts. Lewis' musings are always entertaining to me, anyway. It was adapted from a series of radio talks during world war 2 so Lewis has an interesting perspective.
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3 years ago#4
Severely overrated. As mentioned above, you basically need to be part of the hive mind to really enjoy it.
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3 years ago#5
Isn't that kind of how it works? If I found The God Delusion convincing I would become an atheist. If you found Mere Christianity convincing you would become a Christian.
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3 years ago#6
chukie_sue posted...
Isn't that kind of how it works? If I found The God Delusion convincing I would become an atheist. If you found Mere Christianity convincing you would become a Christian.


Not quite. I find George MacDonald's (the man whom Lewis credits with his conversion) sermons to be very persuasive, though I am not a Christian.
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3 years ago#7
That's true. My aim is the dispel the notion that because many Christians find it convincing and many atheists don't, that it is somehow evidence against its quality.
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3 years ago#8
lewis' arguments are like babby's first apologetics. a 13 year old could have destroyed him in a debate.
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3 years ago#9
Hustle Kong posted...
chukie_sue posted...
Isn't that kind of how it works? If I found The God Delusion convincing I would become an atheist. If you found Mere Christianity convincing you would become a Christian.


Not quite. I find George MacDonald's (the man whom Lewis credits with his conversion) sermons to be very persuasive, though I am not a Christian.


Exactly. Sometimes a bad argument is jut a bad argument, even if you agree with the overall principle of the person behind it.
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3 years ago#10
To be honest as a Christian I thought "I don't see how any Aethist would agree with these" as I read it.

Your better off reading Screwtape Letters, which is slightly more likely to sway someone, but has interesting insights and is a genereally enjoyable read.
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