Monday, April 23, 2007

Planting Doubts about Dawkins (part 1)

Richard Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion. He's trying to be to atheism what the apostle Paul was to Christianity.

Should Christians be scared?


Anyone who has communed with God lately knows He's still alive and well. Still sitting on His throne. Still beholding the hearts of men, still weighing our thoughts. Still hiding Himself from the "wise and prudent" and revealing himself unto babes.

Dawkin's Rant reminds me of the passage in Scripture where God laughs -- and it's not with joviality -- Psalm 2:4: "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision."

James Beverly of Tyndale Seminary in Toronto has written a one-page critique of Dawkin's book in Faith Today.

Dr. Alister McGrath of Oxford is publishing a rebuttal entitiled, The Dawkins Delusion?, out soon.

While waiting for Dr. McGrath's book, you can read Alvin Plantinga's critique of Dawkins, published at

Dr. Plantinga is a well-respected Christian philosopher. (Isn't it great that Christians have philosophers and theologians and apologists and all these specialist roles to help defend and advance the faith!)

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"