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Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning.

    Topics: Atheism
    Source: Mere Christianity

If naturalism were true then all thoughts whatever would be wholly the result of irrational causes. It cuts its own throat.

    Topics: Atheism
    Source: A Christian Reply to Professor Price

Unless thought is valid we have no reason to believe in the real universe.

    Topics: Atheism
    Source: Christian Reflections

A universe whose only claim to be believed in rests on the validity of inference must not start telling us the inference is invalid.

    Topics: Atheism
    Source: Christian Reflections

The notion that everyone would like Christianity to be true, and therefore all atheists are brave men who have accepted the defeat of all their deepest desires, is simply impudent nonsense.

    Topics: Atheism
    Source: Encounter With Light

Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable.

    Topics: Atheism, Christianity
    Source: Mere Christianity

Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side.

    Topics: Atheism, Youth

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

    Topics: Atheism

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark.

    Topics: Atheism

I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.

    Topics: Atheism, Salvation, Repentance

Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.

    Topics: Atheism

If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will then we may take that it is worth paying.

    Topics: Atonement, War, Freedom

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