Very telling that the best arguments of leading atheist darwinist Richard Dawkins failed to keep Antony Flew an atheist
I remember leaving a friend with those words about 8 years ago now. Still waiting for and expecting that call....
Flew is 81 years old, has been a practising atheist for 50 years, and 4 years ago he gets interested in religion.
Why doesn't anyone think that as Flew gets closer to the grave, and the realization of his mortality, he'll get even more religious?
I've always thought that deism makes much more sense than atheism. It seems very hard to deny the main tenets of intelligent design. However, with all of the evil in the world and the fact that it takes faith to believe in miracles that you don't personally witness, it can seem hard to believe in an involved caring God. How to split the difference? Either bcome an agnostic (I don't see how a knowledge-seeker could ever be satisfied with this), or a deist.
Habermas was a contributor to a superb book called "The Case For Christ." It's an investigation into the reality of Jesus from a secular point of view. The atheist author Lee Strobel becomes a believer while doing the research for the book. Fascinating! There's one area of analysis I don't agree with but recommend the book for every Christian's library. p_w...Seeds of Israel
As a former atheist, I can tell you that a deist/agnostic is a cowardly atheist.
Or a searching pre-Christian.
You religious people crack me up. You make such a big deal about one atheist seeing the light but it's just the beginning phases of senility.
I know that "appeal to authority" is used as an excuse not to listen to expert testimony at times- and at times rightly so. Still, is this not evidence that there must be SOMETHING to the intelligent design arguments? Flew is perhaps the world's best known debating athiest. I've a book of his debate with Warren on my shelf. He gave Dawkins a chance to rip the ID arguments and Dawk could not close the deal.
Interesting read...I had Gary Habermas as a professor for a few classes in college (at Liberty). He was always interesting; I learned a lot in those classes.
That's what Jesus did, and that is Jesus in us doing the same.
Praying for Flew to embrace the Resurrection, and "fly" into the arms of Jesus.
Save for later.
"'If you said that to him, he would say, "I'm just going where the evidence leads."'"
Christ passes all understanding. I don't think you become a Christian by examining evidence.
Indeed. Since reading and studying some issues regarding the staggering, entwined complexity of the structure of the Bible, I've come to believe it would be almost impossible for anyone to open-mindedly and intellectually approach the Bible from that perspective and not be convinced of its divinity. The plaintext is wondrous enough, of course, but to see the way sixty-six separate books penned by over forty scribes over a period spanning thousands of years come together in an intricate mesh of perfection is utterly awesome. It is mathematically impossible that its origin isn't from a single source outside our space-time domain.