Sceptics aren’t sceptical enough

(Lewis, speaking of a couple of debunking authors) Their scepticism about values is on the surface: it is for use on other people’s values; about the values current in their own set they are not nearly sceptical enough. And this phenomenon is very usual. A great many of those who ‘debunk’ traditional or (as they would say) ‘sentimental’ values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process.

C.S.Lewis, The Abolition of Man

It is this process of leaving one’s own beliefs immune to the same process of criticism that they subject others to, that is part of the self-delusion, the suppression of truth in unrighteousness that sinful man perpetually indulges in.


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