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In Christianity and the Machine Age Eric Gill attempts to prove that Christianity is true To answer this question Gill turns not to philosophers theologians or archaeologists but to his own consciousness If there be God if there be Christ it is to man to the individual man that he calls Gill 219 Gill bases his argument on the presumption that the truth is the correspondence of thought with thing In Christianity thought and thing correspond It is in that sense that we say Christianity is true is the truth Gill 219 Gill says that what he knows of Christ corresponds with what he knows and desires and loves as a human Gill also asserts that he has no reason to suppose that he is any different in kind or in powers or in experience from other men Gill 219 Gill says it follows that since Christianity is true for him it must then also be true for all men According to Gill those who do not accept the truth of Christianity are simply wrong Gill continues asserting that Buddhism Hinduism Islam and all other faiths are lesser because they are more partial less profound and therefore less widespread Gill 219 This is a poor argument considering that Christians were a minority group for thousands of years While Gill does not feel that other faiths are untrue he says that the only faith with a clear view of reality is Christianity Observe for example an object under a microscope Attempt to get it into focus But unless the object be absolutely flat you will get one level in focus and not another You will not be able to see it all at once and you will perhaps pass some levels altogether Gill 219 This metaphor is an excellent way to explain why so many differing religions exist when there is only one Truth Gill does not however provide any reason to assume
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