And He has very few people He can call His trusted friends...
This same guy wrote a book very similar to this one year ago.
There might be a “cure” after all, lol!
“You believe that there is one God: you do well. The devils
also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19
C.S. Lewis, one of the most prolific Christian writers, was also a staunch athiest at one time, but he was never a prolific athiest writer like Flew. I am going to get Flew’s “conversion” book, should be very inteesting reading.
Must’ve gotten an unfavorable diagnosis. /humor (sort of)
It’s easy to believe in God when you have nothing else left: the challenge is believing and living a Christian life when you’re healthy, successful and prosperous.
From Wikipedia: (In an article) Flew states that he has left his long-standing espousal of atheism by endorsing a deism of the sort that Thomas Jefferson advocated (”While reason, mainly in the form of arguments to design, assures us that there is a God, there is no room either for any supernatural revelation of that God or for any transactions between that God and individual human beings.”).
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He’s reasoned himself to God in the abstract.
Lord, if it is your will, put your fire in Flew’s heart and make his understanding concrete. Say hello Lord.
I’d like to read this guy’s book. From the way you describe him, he seems like an interesting fellow. Your description of his intellectual curiosity leading to his change in thinking is the most interesting part. I just hope his “belief” is more than just the existential angst of an old man facing his own mortality.
The ego of man alone is enough impetus to believe in God I imagine, although perhaps that’s not enough in God’s eyes, lol.
I think he is a deist of some sort though.
Be interestiing to know what his former fans think of him now. Considering his age (81) they probably think his change of views are the result of senility.
So basically, this guy thinks that every musing that crosses his mind needs to be shared with the world, eh? Doesn’t sound like he’s changed in essentials, simply going from “You should listen to why I don’t believe” to “You should listen to why I do.”
The dollar turned from both sides.
I had a room mate back in the early 90’s who was a devout atheist. There was never any chance of me changing his mind.
When I found out he was selling several pounds of pot each month I immediately moved out. One month later the house was stormed early in the morning during a countywide raid 2 days before Christmas.
He spent it in jail and had an epiphany of some sorts and seeds others had planted took root and he became a professing born again Christian and is still to this day.
As for this author, I hope he’s had his original books pulled from all shelves.
similar thing happened to this gentleman...