C.S. Lewis on losing faith

C.S. Lewis tells you why you’re going to lose your faith at University.

How many of the freshmen who come up to Oxford from religious homes and lose their Christianity in the first year have been honestly argued out of it? How many of our own sudden temporary losses of faith have a rational basis which would stand examination for a moment?…The society of unbelievers makes Faith harder even when they are people whose opinions, on any other subject, are known to be worthless.

Lewis, Religion: Reality or Substitute?

So when you come home after a year with your newfound freedom, your atheism, please remember to ask yourself whether at any point you have actually been given a good, solid reason for disbelief.

You know, the kind of reason which doesn’t rely on shame, embarrassment and ad hominem fallacies to win you over.

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