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.
Deism is such weak sauce; totally unaccountable for free will. Further, Jefferson postulated deism as one part of his (somewhat unfortunately) ever-shifting view of God he espoused during his lifetime -- however, his postulation, per se, is entirely apropos of the Enlightenment period.
I second that prayer. Holy Spirit, do your work.
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.