I view this as a distraction; you do not. Opinions differ; that's why there are horse races.
I would highly recommend Lewis's book.
Me, being raised Jewish, always accepted the mose common Jewish answer on this debate.
With all due respect:
I would view this as a distraction on a Christian thread. I consider it on topic in a Crevo thread.
I currently have three copies of Mere Christianity at home and have given out at least three times that many. I also taught a Sunday school class on this book and it's biblical concepts.
I consider Lewis to be the greatest Christian apologist and writer of the 20th century. He introduced me to paradigms I had never even considered before.
The first time I read it was the second most defining moment of my life. The Bible became new again!