That's most famously in CS Lewis, I think, in Mere Christianity. Please correct if not.Onyx wrote:Yeah, I answered that question twice on this thread already. It's on about page 4, I think.SinisterHand wrote:Ever heard the saying "He was either Lord, liar, or lunatic"?
It makes assumptions about the veracity of the writers of the Gospels, and their claims for Jesus, which I will allow for the sake of this point. I understand Lewis did not stray much into history, composiition and editing of the NT.
There are, of course, more than three possibilities if Jesus is not just a myth or a legend. Jesus may simply have been wrong. So as to whether any of this proves Jesus' followers' claims about him (as we don't have any first hand writing or claims), Lewis is patently wrong. And his deductions from asserting the other three alternatives are unconvincing. It's an all or nothing approach which is, frankly, bluster.
As with so much, he wrote, I'd say. Have look at George Orwell's review of Lewis' religious guff.