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To: beethovenfan
“You believe that there is one God: you do well. The devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19

Good quote. I hasten to add that Flew IS NOT A CHRISTIAN. Only a believer in the existence of God. He has not by his own admission, taken that step (yet) pending further evidence and personal investigation ( but at 84, I don't know how much time he still has... ).
10 posted on 09/07/2007 1:04:49 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: SirLinksalot
HABERMAS: Once you mentioned to me that your view might be called Deism. Do you think that would be a fair designation?

FLEW: Yes, absolutely right. What Deists, such as the Mr. Jefferson who drafted the American Declaration of Independence, believed was that, 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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13 posted on 09/07/2007 1:12:34 PM PDT by js1138
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To: SirLinksalot
but at 84, I don't know how much time he still has... )

My thoughts as well. Has the smell of a deathbed conversion...not that there is anything wrong with that!

16 posted on 09/07/2007 1:18:02 PM PDT by Captain Rhino ( Peace based on respected strength is truly peace; peace based on weakness is ignoble slavery)
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To: SirLinksalot
HABERMAS: I agree that near death experiences do not evidence the doctrines of either heaven or hell. But do you think these evidential cases increase the possibility of some sort of an afterlife, again, given your theism?

FLEW: I still hope and believe there’s no possibility of an afterlife.


17 posted on 09/07/2007 1:19:18 PM PDT by js1138
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