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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.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: antonyflew; atheism; atheist; bookreview; god
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To: SirLinksalot
"There Is a God" will finally put this debate to rest.

No, it won't.

41 posted on 09/07/2007 5:02:50 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: dragonblustar

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.

42 posted on 09/07/2007 7:36:05 PM PDT by khnyny (Hillary has given Bill a new title: Chief Flying Monkey)
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To: js1138

“And your point is what?”

It not MY point, it was Flew’s.

43 posted on 09/07/2007 9:01:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SirLinksalot
You wonder if it is all “life is great if you don’t weaken” which means you don’t have to account or devise reasons or non reasons for anything, if you so chose. Flew did what he did, argued what he argued at an early age because life was great... and now it is as if the argument, his argument, argues against Flew: God doesn’t exist says the argument and now Flew almost doesn’t exist, says the argument. If you are young you can ignore this — and should — but when you are old it is hard, especially with the added weight of tradition, the weight of C. S. Lewis and Evelyn Waugh -- for example, Lord Marchmain’s relapse in Brideshead Revisited can influence ones identity. Is Flew now giving us a happy ending? These philosophers with literary ties! Does this convince the argument, his argument that he will shortly not exist, to be kind with him? Does this buy him time? How strong is he?
44 posted on 09/07/2007 10:54:48 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Greg F

I second that prayer. Holy Spirit, do your work.

45 posted on 09/07/2007 11:29:46 PM PDT by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: khnyny

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.

46 posted on 09/08/2007 8:42:28 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Freedom of Speech is for everyone, not just liberals.)
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To: js1138
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock..."

Mr Flew is like a man who, upon hearing the knock of the Lord, finally comes to believe in the existence of doors! But if he does not get up and answer it he might as well have been deaf!
47 posted on 09/08/2007 8:56:34 AM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: dragonblustar

Antony Flew today

48 posted on 09/08/2007 10:55:14 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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I love it when atheists backslide! This might make for an interesting side-by-side reading with Richard Dawkins' and Christopher Hitchens' works.

Interestingly, I was reading Chapter 5 "The Fall of Man" of The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (another backsliding atheist), where he writes about how the Fall must or may have come about if evolution is true. More on that here if anyone is interested.
49 posted on 09/09/2007 10:34:05 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger ("Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.")
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To: A_perfect_lady

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.

50 posted on 09/09/2007 11:14:00 AM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: StAnDeliver

“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.

51 posted on 09/09/2007 9:31:25 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Greg F
He’s reasoned himself to God in the abstract.

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.

52 posted on 09/10/2007 4:50:41 AM PDT by sr4402
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There Is a God: How the Worlds Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind There Is a God:
How the World's
Most Notorious Atheist
Changed His Mind

by Antony Flew
and Roy Abraham Varghese

53 posted on 09/10/2007 12:22:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, August 29, 2007.
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To: SirLinksalot

bump for future read

54 posted on 10/03/2007 11:58:18 AM PDT by VOA
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