Here we go with week 2 of our discussion of Mere Theology. This week we get into the meat of the book and talk about Lewis's work as an apologist. I look forward to hearing your responses to these questions, as well as hearing questions of your own. . . .
- Do you agree with the statement: We cannot prove the existence of God?Why or why not?
- Have you experienced sehnsucht? If so, describe the experience. Do you think the experience of sehnsucht is an echo of our human longing for God?
- Many people today say they do not believe in any kind of absolute right and wrong. Do you think this belief can be held consistently?
- Do you think that some sort of belief in ultimate Reason is necessary to science or clear thinking in general? Why or why not?
- What do you think of Lewis's evaluation of various world-views? Do you think they hold water, or are they too superficial?
- What about Lewis's argument that Jesus was either a madman, something worse, or the Son of God? Is this argument credible? Are there any other options?
- Which one of C. S. Lewis's arguments for the reasonableness of Christianity do you find most convincing? Least convincing? Why? Which argument do you want to think more about?