Archive for the ‘self-contradiction’ Category

I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing

December 28, 2009

I was at that time living like many atheists; in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing.

C.S.Lewis

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I can’t justify it, but it was a deep and sincere prayer – a prayer for strength to subdue my instincts

October 13, 2009

Despite being a critic of religion,  Bertrand Russell’s biographer, Ray Monk, writes that he once prayed on his knees to God in the San Zeno Maggiore, Verona. He was struggling to control his sexual passions. Russell wrote:

I can’t justify it, but it was a deep and sincere prayer – a prayer for strength to subdue my instincts.

Clearly his rationalism wasn’t of much help at that time.

Relativism

October 1, 2008

Ravi Zacharias records this transaction to highlight the self-contradictory nature of relativism

Buddhist: “When the mouth opens, all are fools.”
Christian: “Your mouth just opened to tell me that.”

Taoist: “He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.”
Christian: “Did you speak? If you spoke, you do not know. If you do not know, does it really matter if you spoke?”