Sunday, December 18, 2005


God and justice...

Seeing as it's Sunday, let's talk about religion for a bit. There's a letter in the News Letter from a 'JJ Logan' who writes about the author CS Lewis turning from Atheism to Christianity...

"I haven't seen a report on the real reason why C S Lewis turned from atheism to becoming a believer in Christianity. He rejected the idea of a divine being because of all the injustice in the world. But then he asked himself where he got the idea of justice in the first place?

"He had a problem. He wrote: "Man doesn't call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing the universe with when I called it unjust?" Lewis realised that injustice in the world pointed to the One who set the standard for justice.

"He saw that his case for atheism was too simple, and it was the means of setting him on the road that led to him becoming a Christian."

JJ Logan

I've heard that argument for a belief in God before. It relates to how human beings since the beginning of time, no matter where they have lived in the world, have always had a clear sense of right and wrong. For example, if a thief becomes a victim of theft, he too will feel like he has been wronged.

I think that's a powerful argument. Personally, I believe in God. I think it's healthy to have doubts but I think that life is just too complex and quite frankly bizarre for it to be one great big accident!

What do you think though? Are you a believer or a non-believer?


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