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"Religious experience is all in the mind of the believer" -Examine and comment on this claim

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GCSE Existence of God

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S.Lewis

A Beginners Guide to Ideas

Raeper & Smith

Lion Publishers

1991

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"Religious experience is all in the mind of the believer"

-Examine and comment on this claim

In 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S.Lewis, when Peter and Susan go to the professor to express their concern for Lucy, the professor replies with "There are only three possibilities. Either your sister is telling lies, or she is mad, or she is telling the truth." This statement illustrates Swinburnes 'Principal of Credulity' which states that 'if it seems to a subject that x is present, then probably x is present'. Hence if Lucy isn't mad, and

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