C. S. Lewis quote about reason from Mere Christianity - I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him that the weight of the evidence is against it.
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I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him that the weight of the evidence is against it.
 C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952). copy citation

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Author C. S. Lewis
Source Mere Christianity
Topic reason religion Christianity evidence
Date 1952
Language English
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Note Adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1942 and 1944
Weblink https://www.dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/PCM/merechristianitylewis.pdf

Context

“But the whole question is whether he will be able to go on believing this when the instructor takes away his hand and leaves him unsupported in the water—or whether he will suddenly cease to believe it and get in a fright and go down.
Now just the same thing happens about Christianity. I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him that the weight of the evidence is against it. That is not the point at which Faith comes in. But supposing a man's reason once decides that the weight of the evidence is for it. I can tell that man what is going to happen to him in the next few weeks.” source

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