Extract from “Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis

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    "My argument against God was that the
universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and
unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a
straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?
If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I,
who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction
against it? A man feels wet when he falls into water, because man is not a
water animal: a fish would not feel wet. Of course I could have given up my
idea of justice by saying it was nothing but a private idea of my own. But if I
did that, then my argument against God collapsed too—for the argument depended
on saying that the world was really unjust, not simply that it did not happen
to please my fancies. Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not
exist—in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless—I found I was
forced to assume that one part of reality—namely my idea of justice—was full of
sense. Consequently 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: just as,
if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we
should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning."
(Lewis, C. S., Mere
Christianity; p.41).

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