"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Devil's Chaplain: Richard Dawkins on Christianity

The Christian Post has a fascinating article on Richard Dawkins by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He writes:

"According to Dawkins' radical secular worldview, real science and real religion can have nothing to do with each other. Any argument to the contrary, he counters, is either a form of disguised belief in God or corrupted science. 'If God is a synonym for the deepest principles of physics, what word is left for a hypothetical being who answers prayers; intervenes to save cancer patients or help evolution over difficult jumps; forgives sins or dies for them? If we are allowed to re-label scientific awe as a religious impulse, the case goes through on the nod. You have redefined science as religion, so it's hardly surprising if they turn out to 'converge.'' New Age scientists pushing their proposed reconciliations of evolution and Christian belief are described by Dawkins as engaged in 'a cloying love-feast of bogus convergence.'" (emphasis added)
Of course, Dawkins does not speak for all atheists, just as the Pope & Ken Ham do not speak for all Christians!

It would be interesting to know whether Mohler accepts certain parts of Dawkins' criticisms of science, religion & new-age-ness...

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