C.S. Lewis Foe Turns to God

The 20th Century’s two giant defenders of Christian faith–C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton–both turned to Christianity from atheism. Chesterton fought G. B. Shaw over God’s existence. C.S. Lewis fought, among others, Antony Flew. Flew, now 81 years old, made his name scoffing at the silliness of people who “believe in a ghost in the clouds.” A professor of philosophy, Flew demanded proof of God’s existence before he would believe–or let others believe unchallenged. (A common thing with atheists is the insistance that no one else believe in God, either.)

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