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Anthony Flew on C. S. Lewis

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Anthony Flew on C. S. Lewis

Postby postodave » 30 Oct 2008, 14:31

Here is another entry in the now popular 'on C. S. Lewis' series:

Habermas: So, take C. S. Lewis's argument for morality as presented in Mere Christianity.13 You didn't find that to be very impressive?

Flew: No, I didn't. Perhaps I should mention that, when I was in college, I attended fairly regularly the weekly meetings of C. S. Lewis's Socratic Club. In all my time at Oxford these meetings were chaired by Lewis. I think he was by far the most powerful of Christian apologists for the sixty or more years following his founding of that club. As late as the 1970s, I used to find that, in the USA, in at least half of the campus bookstores of the universities and liberal art colleges which I visited, there was at least one long shelf devoted to his very various published works.

Habermas: Although you disagreed with him, did you find him to be a very reasonable sort of fellow?

Flew: Oh yes, very much so, an eminently reasonable man.

I certainly didn't know Flew had presented papers at the socratic club including one major one on theism and falsifiability.
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