Prologue to "the Great Story": The Recalling of C. S. Lewis from Atheism

Friday, 29 Feb 2008

The bright young student in the first row looked up at me with surprise: "C. S. Lewis was an atheist?" Several undergraduates in the class nodded and audibly confirmed my statement. "I had no idea," he muttered wide-eyed as he jotted down some notes. Indeed, C. S. Lewis ("Jack" to his friends) considered himself an atheist, albeit a confused one, until his time at Oxford: I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or Antitheists, in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not ...

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