Wednesday, 19 June 2013
C. S. Lewis: Our Intellectual Skills Are No Accident
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the best-known Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century. A former atheist, he turned to Christianity and defended the Christian worldview in his many writings.
In his book Mere Christianity, he wrote about our ability to reason, a skill he attributed to God:
“When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.”
Mere Christianity. In C. S. Lewis. 1999. Selected Books. London: HarperCollins.