“If all the world were Christian it might not matter if all the world were uneducated. But, as it is, a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not.
To be ignorant and simple now—not to be able to meet the enemies on their own ground—would be to throw down our weapons, and to betray our uneducated brethren who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen.
Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.
The cool intellect must work not only against the cool intellect on the other side, but against the muddy heathen mysticisms which deny intellect altogether.” – C. S. Lewis in “The Weight of Glory”
It was referenced in this book, “Forensic Faith” by J. Warner Wallace.
So far, so fun!
“But respect Christ as the holy Lord in your hearts.
Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have, but answer in a gentle way and with respect.
Keep a clear conscience so that those who speak evil of your good life in Christ will be made ashamed.” – 1 Peter 3:15-16