Thursday, January 22, 2009

God in The Dock: Man or Rabbit?

This chapter was one of my favorite selections of Lewis' that we have read in this course. As usual, Lewis brings up a controversial issue that I'm sure a lot of us wonder about but few dare to ask. Can you be a good person without being a Christian and do good people go to heaven regardless of their faith?

It is my personal belief that God reveals himself in many ways through creation, people that come into our lives and the little miracles that happen everyday. I do no think it is possible for a person to be so ignorant that they cannot look at the beauty of creation and not think there has to be a higher power that made it. Ignorance is not an excuse for the non believers. We all chose to believe in something whether we realize it or not. God knows our hearts and minds and he knows who are his true followers.

Lewis says "The idea of reaching 'a good life' without Christ is based on a double error. Firstly, we cannot do it; and secondly, in setting up 'a good life' as our final goal, we have missed the very point of our existence." I believe this statement to be true. Who are we without Christ? We are nothing. Sure there are plenty of 'good' people who are not Christians but what is the purpose of their life? Good comes from God and without God we cannot be truly good.

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