Famed atheist says he isn’t February 26, 2012Posted by #4 in Everything but the kitchen sink, It's all one big lie.
Tags: agnostic, atheist, Blind Watchmaker, Christianity, Dawkins, Existence of God, God, God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins, the much lauded and esteemed champion of evolution has long been thought to be an atheist. An article written for the Christian Post drops the bomb that, by the way, Dawkins isn’t an atheist, he’s an agnostic. Here is the article.
My reaction to this revelation can be summed up in two words: so what
Dawkins is a famous evolutionary biologist who continually makes headlines – not for the promotion of evolutionary theory – but for his insistence that there is no God. He expounds on this believe in his last two books: The Blind Watchmaker (1986) and The God Delusion (2006).
So what is the difference between an atheist and an agnostic?
From my perspective as a born again Christian, absolutely nothing.
If you want to split hairs, then atheists believe there is no God and agnostics don’t believe it’s possible to know one way or the other. Where the two are similar is that in the end, both will not acknowledge a creator God in spite of overwhelming evidence to support his existence. Dawkins is no exception to the rule when he joins the masses of evolutionists who constantly tell us that, by the way, there certainly appears to be no other way for us and the universe to exist unless there was someone responsible for it because, by the way, it is incredibly complex and ordered, but we refuse to believe in spite of this preponderance of the evidence. Dawkins has made many admissions that the complexity of life certainly appears to show the signature of intelligent design.
Where the real issue is concerning people like Dawkins, is their influence. The world is full of people who either lack the capacity or the desire to find out for themselves, so they happily lap up what ever dish Dawkins happens to be serving. By the way, the same can be said for countless televangelists. People should not allow their faith to be dictated by the influence of others. They need to seek for themselves.
The Apostle Paul tells us in Philippians to “work out our own salvation with fear and trembling”. The Bible also tells us in Deuteronomy that if we seek God with all our heart and all our soul we will find him. The key here is to seek him. People like Dawkins are not interested in seeking him but in avoiding him completely. The last thing they want is God. The easiest way to avoid him is to say he doesn’t exist. In a way this is rather ironic because that is a childish behavior, something Dawkins has accused Christians of many times.
So why am I picking on Dawkins? Because he promotes himself as a scientist and philosopher and an intellectual of higher order. Yet in spite of his intelligence he routinely makes moronic statements and wavers on what he really believes. In the movie Expelled, he admitted to Ben Stein that he believed that life on earth could have been seeded here by aliens. How stupid is that?
The other reason is his vehemence in denying God. If he really didn’t believe in God, absolutely didn’t believe, he wouldn’t waste his time arguing about it. Why is he fighting against Christianity so much? Even more so than other religions?
Because Richard Dawkins is not only lying to you and me, he is lying to himself. Deep down, being suppressed, he knows the truth. There really is a creator God and it is getting increasingly difficult to deny him. The Bible says in Romans 1: 20 “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,”
And based on that Dawkins has no business trying to influence anyone about the existence of God.
If you want proof positive about the existence of God, the only way to have it is to seek him. The reason Dawkins and his ilk won’t seek God is because they know they will run smack into him and that is the last thing they want; an extremely sad scenario because in the end they will be standing before him to give an accounting. What a waste.
God loves us so much he has provided innumerable clues that he is there. And he also provided a way for you to be with him.
I don’t know about you, but I would much rather spend eternity with someone who loves me so much he himself made it possible through his death on the cross for me to be with him – than to be separated from that love forever simply because I was stubborn and refused to seek. Einstein was wrong about insanity. What is insane is turning your back on your maker and denying he exists. That is insane and tragically foolish.