The classical pantheon, lacking moral credibility, had become a source of embarrassment to thoughtful Greeks.
“There are many many many people who have come to the water’s edge, who have seen the problems with Darwinian evolution, have counted the cost, and recoiled.”
Lewis’s advice seems eerily applicable to our own situation, just substitute “pandemic” for “war.”
Of course it’s the very same assumption at work in the evolution debate, on the part of those who dismiss the suppression of intelligent design dissidents.
As a physician, I have cared for many patients who were fearful. Often with good reason, but not always.