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  • Philosopher Who Gave the New Atheists Their Theoretical Foundations Became Convinced that God Exists

    01/24/2014 7:51:27 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 30 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 December 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    British professor Antony Flew wrote over thirty philosophical works which established the foundations for atheism for half a century. His 1950 paper "Theology and Falsification" was the most reprinted philosophical publication of the 20th century. In December 2004 Flew announced in a symposium and subsequent video that he had completely changed his view and now, based on scientific evidence, believed that God exists. In 2007 he wrote the book There Is a God (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) , subtitled How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. This is the man without whose ideas the various Richard Dawkins,...
  • How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

    05/19/2013 4:54:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | Dr. Benjamin Wiker
    EDITOR'S NOTE: For the last half of the twentieth century, Antony Flew (1923-2010) was the world's most famous atheist. Long before Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris began taking swipes at religion, Flew was the preeminent spokesman for unbelief.However in 2004, he shocked the world by announcing he had come to believe in God. While never embracing Christianity—Flew only believed in the deistic, Aristotelian conception of God—he became one of the most high-profile and surprising atheist converts. In 2007, he recounted his conversion in a book titled There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His...
  • Professor Antony Flew Dies (World's Foremost Rationalist Philosopher/Atheist Who Changed His Mind)

    04/14/2010 9:29:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 1,129+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/14/2010
    Professor Antony Flew, the rationalist philosopher who died on April 8 aged 87, spent much of his life denying the existence of God until, in 2004, he dramatically changed his mind. Flew always described himself as a "negative atheist", asserting that "theological propositions can neither be verified nor falsified by experience", a position he expounded in his classic paper Theology and Falsification (1950), reputedly the most frequently-quoted philosophical publication of the second half of the 20th century. He argued that any philosophical debate about the Almighty must begin by presuming atheism, placing the burden of proof on those who believe...
  • The Turning of an Atheist (Antony Flew)

    11/03/2007 5:58:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 80 replies · 1,935+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 4 November 2007 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    THE STARTLING ARTICLE appeared on Dec. 9, 2004. “A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind,” Richard Ostling of The Associated Press wrote. “He now believes in God — more or less — based on scientific evidence and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A superintelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the...
  • There IS a God : World's Foremost Former Atheist, Antony Flew Writes a Book Explaining His Reasons.

    09/07/2007 12:53:40 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 53 replies · 2,182+ views
    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...
  • Famous Athiest Now Believes in God

    03/03/2005 5:02:18 PM PST · by Right Wing It · 4 replies · 504+ views
    A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England. Flew said he's best labeled a...
  • Flew's Flawed Science - [critique of Antony Flew's 'conversion']

    02/01/2005 5:41:20 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 21 replies · 1,635+ views
    Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 25, Number 2 ^ | February/March 2005 | Victor J. Stenger
    Flew's Flawed Science by Victor J. Stenger The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 25, Number 2. The late-in-life “conversion” of philosopher Antony Flew from atheism to belief in God has been widely reported in the media.1 In a recent interview with Gary Habermas, misleadingly titled “My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism,” Flew explains his new position, which he identifies as deism rather than theism.2 Richard Carrier has also conducted a correspondence with Flew, which clarifies some of the issues.3Flew has not changed his mind on the inadequacy of the various philosophical arguments for God, which he...
  • An Atheist Abandons Atheism

    01/11/2005 1:07:15 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 15 replies · 604+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson Commentary #050110 - 01/10/2005 Weighing the Evidence An Atheist Abandons Atheism Antony Flew, the 81—year—old British philosophy professor who taught at Oxford and other leading universities, became an atheist at age 15. Throughout his long career he argued—including in debates with an atheist-turned-Christian named C. S. Lewis—that there was a "presumption of atheism," that is, the existence of a creator could not be proved. But he’s now been forced to face the evidence. It comes from the Intelligent Design movement, led by Dr. Phillip Johnson and particularly the work of Michael Behe, the Lehigh biochemist who...
  • Antony Flew Considers God...Sort Of (Update - Jan. 2005)

    01/11/2005 1:17:16 PM PST · by jennyp · 44 replies · 875+ views
    The Secular Web ^ | 1/10/2005 | Richard Carrier
    Update (January 2005)Antony Flew has retracted one of his recent assertions. In a letter to me dated 29 December 2004, Flew concedes:I now realize that I have made a fool of myself by believing that there were no presentable theories of the development of inanimate matter up to the first living creature capable of reproduction. He blames his error on being "misled" by Richard Dawkins because Dawkins "has never been reported as referring to any promising work on the production of a theory of the development of living matter," even though this is false (e.g. Richard Dawkins and L. D....
  • Weighing the Evidence: An Atheist Abandons Atheism

    01/10/2005 2:47:28 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 365 replies · 4,190+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | January 10, 2005 | Charles Colson
    Antony Flew, the 81-year-old British philosophy professor who taught at Oxford and other leading universities, became an atheist at age 15. Throughout his long career he argued—including in debates with an atheist-turned-Christian named C. S. Lewis—that there was a “presumption of atheism,” that is, the existence of a creator could not be proved. But he’s now been forced to face the evidence. It comes from the Intelligent Design movement, led by Dr. Phillip Johnson and particularly the work of Michael Behe, the Lehigh biochemist who has proven the “irreducible complexity” of the human cell structure. Though eighty-one years old, Flew...
  • A Change of Mind for Antony Flew

    12/29/2004 2:44:16 AM PST · by Ed Current · 20 replies · 1,092+ views
    Access Research Network ^ | Fall 2004 | Peter S. Williams
    Professor Antony Flew, 81 years old, is: ‘a legendary British philosopher and atheist and has been an icon and champion for unbelievers for decades.’[1] In his most famous book, God and Philosophy, Flew concluded: ‘though as always subject to correction by further evidence and further argument, that the universe itself is ultimate; and, hence, that whatever science may from time to time hold to be the most fundamental laws of nature, must, equally provisionally, be taken as the last words in any series of answers to questions as to why things are as they are.’[2] In other words, nature (probably)...
  • Atheist's turn toward God was a 4-year process, friend says

    12/26/2004 2:12:39 PM PST · by protest1 · 110 replies · 2,408+ views
    http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=19780 ^ | Dec 22, 2004 | David Roach
    Atheist's turn toward God was a 4-year process, friend says Dec 22, 2004 By David Roach NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Christian apologist Gary Habermas had just finished debating noted British atheist Antony Flew about the existence of God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The two friends rode an elevator together as they left the Californian university where the debate was held in January 2002. As Habermas exited the elevator, he extended his hand through the open door. "Tony," he said, "this is it for now. I enjoyed talking with you. When you become a Christian, I want to be the first...
  • Going All the Way - An atheist "converts" to intelligent design. Why so timid, Mr. Flew?

    12/24/2004 5:51:26 AM PST · by StoneGiant · 9 replies · 682+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | 12/24/2004 | ANDREW KLAVAN
    Going All the Way An atheist "converts" to intelligent design. Why so timid, Mr. Flew? BY ANDREW KLAVAN Friday, December 24, 2004 12:01 a.m. Antony Flew and I found God this year. We had different reactions to the discovery. Mr. Flew, an 81-year-old professor of philosophy in Britain, had been a leading champion of atheism for the past half-century. He has now hesitantly accepted a version of what's called the argument from design. He says the "unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life" shows that "intelligence must have been involved." But in a panel discussion taped...
  • A Victory for Theism (The prominent atheist philosopher Antony Flew goes back to square one.)

    12/21/2004 12:12:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 411+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/21/2004 | S. T. Karnick
    The recent reports that the prominent atheist philosopher Antony Flew has changed his position to one far more accommodating to theism, have sparked much controversy. Rationalist International, for example, has denounced the reports, which it describes as a "sensationalist campaign in the internet," and has reprinted a 2003 letter responding to similar rumors from last year, in which Flew says, "Those rumors speak false." In that very letter, however, Flew makes an important concession -- one which I find to be quite dispositive in the argument over the existence of God: Flew concedes that the theist position is as consonant...
  • Sorry to Disappoint, Still an Atheist! [Antony Flew sets the record straight]

    12/13/2004 2:08:55 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 99 replies · 3,161+ views
    Rationalist International ^ | December 12, 2004 | Antony Flew
    Has Antony Flew ceased to be an atheist? In a sensationalist campaign in the internet, it is alleged that Professor Antony Flew, British philosopher, reputed rationalist, atheist and Honorary Associate of Rationalist International, has left atheism and decided that a god might exist. The controversy revolves around some remarks of Prof. Antony Flew that seems to allow different interpretations. Has Antony Flew ever asserted that "probably God exists"? Richard Carrier, editor in chief of the Secular Web quotes Antony Flew from a letter addressed to him in his own hand (dated 19 October 2004): "I do not think I...
  • Atheist philosopher acknowledges the existence of God

    12/11/2004 6:24:20 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 63 replies · 2,234+ views
    New York (AsiaNews/CWN) – Anthony Flew, the British scholar who has been one of the world's most proponent of atheism, has conceded that scientific evidence points to the existence of God. A prolific writer and energetic lecturer who has advanced atheist arguments throughout his long academic career, Flew made his dramatic concession at a conference in New York in which he recanted the ideology of a lifetime conceding that there is scientific evidence for the existence of God. Flew said that the latest biological research “has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce...
  • Famous Atheist Now Believes in God

    12/09/2004 1:15:38 PM PST · by ZGuy · 152 replies · 9,560+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/9/04 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    NEW YORK - A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God — more or less — based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England. Flew...
  • Atheist finds 'God' after 50 years

    12/10/2004 7:43:39 PM PST · by Lorianne · 54 replies · 1,146+ views
    Gaurdian ^ | December 11, 2004 | Laura Smith
    A philosophy professor who has been a leading proponent of atheism for more than 50 years has decided that God may exist after all. Antony Flew, 81, now believes scientific evidence supports the theory that some sort of intelligence created the universe. But he continues to reject traditional religious ideas of God and especially the idea of salvation after death. He said: "I'm thinking of a God very different from the God of the Christian and far and away from the God of Islam because both are depicted as omnipotent Oriental despots, cosmic Saddam Husseins." He still accepts Darwinian evolutionary...
  • Famous Atheist Now Believes in God

    12/10/2004 7:08:12 AM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 424 replies · 5,647+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 12/9/04 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    NEW YORK -- A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God -- more or less -- based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England.
  • Famous Atheist Now Believes in God

    12/09/2004 2:53:43 PM PST · by Stringfellow Hawke · 12 replies · 1,094+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 09, 2004 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK Dec 9, 2004 — A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God more or less based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England....
  • Famous Athiest Now Believes in God.

    12/09/2004 2:20:12 PM PST · by Republic_of_Secession. · 30 replies · 1,721+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | December 9, 2004. | Newsmax.com
    Science Gives Famous Atheist Faith in God. NEW YORK - A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God, more or less, based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a...