Inspired by Lewis

Excuse My absence, please. I will try to be posting more often now.

It has always confused me in some of these past years why some people will be convincing Christians a day and the next drop there beliefs all at once. My dad pointed out one day at church that it is sometimes just that people are doubting their faith conveniently when a temptation shows up. They still know whats right but they would feel less bad about it all as if it was Satan playing his mind tricks on their brains so that it was almost inevitable for anyone that was not Jesus to resist. So they start doubting. When they "come back to the faith" in their heads they feel that they have done God some sort of favor for regaining the faith. Really they have just been complete idiots.

But another argument people will use is completely irrational. People will say "Why should I believe what these Christians are saying when I know they are hypocrites?" This is usually taken up by youths and mostly teenagers. But C.S. Lewis poses the question which they should be asking. He asks, "If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?" Argument in question form quickly tears the typical question apart. It is not really a sound argument for any group to point out vices of people who belong to another. It does not say anything for the groups point of view.

But I really see this thinking in the adolescence.