Review of C. S. Lewis vs the New Atheists

A Thoughtful Christian

I just finished a book by Peter Williams entitled, C. S. Lewis Vs the New Atheists.  The book is accessible, well-written, interesting and I enjoyed it very much.  Though I recommend it highly, I did have one minor issue with it.  It seems to me that Williams fundamentally misunderstood the argument that Sam Harris makes concerning morality.  Williams seems to think that what Harris believes could be paraphrased, “Christians are correct that objective moral values exist, but they are wrong about the source of objective moral values.  Objective moral values do not come from God, objective moral values derive from the well-being of conscious creatures.”  Williams then proceeds to demonstrate that objective moral values cannot be derived in this way.

In truth, however, I believe that this represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the Sam Harris argument.  I believe that the Harris argument could be paraphrased in the following way. …

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About Jim & Jody

We sell real estate in the Tulsa Oklahoma area for Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. We have been selling real estate in Tulsa for about 6 years, however Jim has been in and around the Real Estate business since 1991. He is a former Broker Associate in Kansas, has earned his GRI designation, and has taken all educational requirements for appraising Real Estate. Jody has had many years experience in the Real Estate Mortgage field, and the two together have a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate business.
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