Skip to comments.There IS a God : World's Foremost Former Atheist, Antony Flew Writes a Book Explaining His Reasons.
Posted on 09/07/2007 12:53:40 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
For your perusal : Former foremost atheist, Philosopher, Antony Flew's latest book -- "There IS a God : How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind".
Antony Flew was one of the world's most prominent atheist who wrote many books trying to debunk the notion of the existence of God.
He has debated many Christian thinkers like Gary Habermas and William Lane Craig on the issue in the past and was considered a champion of atheism.
Among his most famous books promoting atheism are :
* Hume's Philosophy of Belief (1961)
* Logic And Language (1961) editor
* God and Philosophy (1966)
* Logic & Language (Second Series) (1966) editor * Evolutionary Ethics (1967)
* Darwinian Evolution (1984)
* God, Freedom and Immortality: A Critical Analysis. (1984)
* The Presumption of Atheism (1984)
* God: A Critical Inquiry (1986)
* Does God Exist?: A Believer and an Atheist Debate (1991) with Terry L. Miethe
* Does God Exist: The Craig-Flew Debate (2003) with William Lane Craig
However, after re-thinking the issue for a long time, Flew announced that he has come to believe in God, three years ago (2004).
Antony Flew, has now authored a book with HarperCollins (There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, October 23, 2007), his co-author being Roy Varghese, author of the Intelligent Design friendly book : WONDER OF THE WORLD: A JOURNEY FROM MODERN SCIENCE INTO THE MIND OF GOD
Charles H. Townes - Nobel Prize winner and inventor of the laser, has actually endoresed Varghese's book as : "...a sensitive, profound and clear discussion of the important issues of our universe and our existence."
This is how the Publisher describes Flew's latest book :
For the first time, this book will present a detailed and fascinating account of Flew's riveting decision to revoke his previous beliefs and argue for the existence of God. Ever since Flew's announcement, there has been great debate among atheists and believers alike about what exactly this "conversion" means. There Is a God will finally put this debate to rest.
This is a story of a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker, and where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him: belief in God as designer.
This book is sure to be a facinating read for the open-minded.
No, it won't.
This link (sorry it’s Huffington) has the best “can’t miss” pictures. Totally hilarious.
Christopher Hitchens Gets a Really Extreme Makeover
“Hitchens sums up his life of scotch and cigarettes.
I need the junky energy that scotch can provide, and the intense short-term concentration that nicotine can help supply. To be crouched over a book or a keyboard, with these conditions of mingled reverie and alertness, is my highest happiness.”
‘Nuff said, lol.
“And your point is what?”
It not MY point, it was Flew’s.
I second that prayer. Holy Spirit, do your work.
Oh man. Hitchens in the shower was enough to beg for blindness.
I have a brother who is athiest and sometimes I wish he’d wake up and start using his brain instead of quoteing left wing liberal talking points.
My question is why not? I doubt that any atheist will be convinced by his conversion to belief any more than any believer would be convinced not to believe if the Pope came out claiming Jesus was really just a crackpot and all of Christianity is bunk. Those that are convinced by such trivial things only prove they never spent any time analyzing things for themselves and are just empty headed followers. I have never believed anything because of popular man or woman professed it. Truth is not a popularity contest.
“totally unaccountable for free will”
In my belief system man has a “free will.” However, his free will has been so corrupted by Adam’s fall, that left on his own, he will never chose to believe in the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ, God incarnate. In other words, man’s free will is so corrupted as to no longer be free will....he will only and instinctly not believe or believe anything other than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thus, it takes a supernaturnal work of the Holy Spirit to correct that corruption by making the person aware of his dreadfully lost status and his desparate need of a savior (this is what being born again really means - regeneration - the dead being made alive) He will be compeled to shun his own righteousness and seeking to win heaven by doing “good” or “refraining” from “bad.” He will realize that it is Christ and Christ Jesus alone that can save him by what He (Christ) did. The man will irressistibly be drawn to the only source of salvation and further given the ability to believe, savingly, in it.
That means he may have gone from being an Atheist to an Agnostic. The Atheist says "There is no God in his heart", the Agnostic says "I do not know if there is a God".
I pray that the Lord may knock upon the door of Anthony Flews heart, and if he has been knocking that he knock all the more and drawn to Christ by the Heavenly Father.
There Is a God:
How the World's
Most Notorious Atheist
Changed His Mind
by Antony Flew
and Roy Abraham Varghese
bump for future read