Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Platonism (including Christian Platonism) provides no compelling rationale for mortal life (the example of Charles Williams, with reference to CS Lewis)




dearieme said...

“There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist.” Lichtenberg

(H/T Futility Closet)

Bruce Charlton said...

@d - Lichtenberg died in 1799 - since then we have discovered that this aphorism was mistaken or incomplete. He is implying Christianity does not make any significant difference to honesty; we now know that it did.