All entries for Friday 09 December 2005
December 09, 2005
Written after being asked to do a short series of programmes for the BBC, it was orignally intended to show that Christianity has a place in post war Britain. the success of the book mean it is a 'must read' for anyone curious about
I was very fortunate that someone suggested I read this book and to them I am eternally grateful. If your a non-believer, uncertain about God or if Christianity is for you I cannot enphasise enough that you should readthis book. It addresses a lot of thoughts you may have about faith and puts them into a more rational perspective.
C.S.Lewis is wonderfully pragmatic and breaks the subject down to it's base level so that you can see it clearly. I say pragmatic not in the way it is usually used, with a negative slant, more in an objective way.
Yes, this may sound like a strange thing to say to someone who is seemingly on the outside (I was myself until very recently) "Christian's' are human too".
It is easy to dismiss a view or belief without really considering the individuals. To the surprise of a number of my friends and relatives I have become a Christian. To some this is a good as turning into an alien, and in some respects it could be argued that this is not far off the mark! lol
To take a more rational view;
It is just as easy for someone young to be disrespectful about older people, without considering the fact they themselves will one day become 'old'. Similarly older people can forget what it is like to be young and judge just as harshly.
Well, for Christians it can be similar (except not all humans become Christian), we are all human, just looking at life from a different prespective.
I hope, in my own imperfect way, to help clear the muddied waters for those with a non christian view. Yes I'll be truthful, in the hope they come to see the beauty in life I now see. It is often said by 'born again' Christians 'I wish I had become a Christian earlier in my life'. The important thing is not when, just that you do.
To temper that slightly, I would never try and press or cajole someone into being a Christian. It doesn't work that way, one of the beauties about it is that you only become a Christian by your own free will. This means you can relax and decide for yourself if you want to be. With that said my only recommendation is that you give some thought with an open mind and an open heart.