Well, Richard Dawkins is at it again. On Sunday, he attacked Ben Carson for not believing in evolution! CNN quoted Dawkins as saying about evolution: “It’s just as much of a fact as the Earth goes around the Sun. You can’t not believe it unless you’re ignorant.” Dawkins has labeled as “ignorant” almost a thousand highly qualified scientists who publically stated that they do not accept Darwinian evolution. Those scientists, all holding doctorates from major universities signed a statement titled “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism.” Dawkins disregards them and their claim.
However, Dawkins wrote, “Nowadays there is nothing to debate. Evolution is a fact.” Nothing to debate! What about the origin of everything? How did “nothing” create something that became everything? How did life first begin on Earth that was solid rock? What about the Cambrian Explosion? What about all the frauds perpetrated by fanatic evolutionists in the last 100 years? What about the now discredited “horse series”? What about the absence of transitional fossils? What about peppered moths? What about the scandal of radiometric dating with the vast inaccuracies and discrepancies? What about the origin of the various laws of “nature”? No, nothing to debate!
The New Atheists throw a hissy when Creationists suggest that belief in the Bible is necessary for a foundation of morality. They maintain that an atheist can be as honest, decent, kind, gracious, etc., as a Bible believing Christian. But then those atheists who are kind, gracious, and honest have been influenced by Bible teaching for a lifetime. For those interested in Dawkins’ integrity they should punch in their computers, “Dawkins stumped.” Because of his deception even fellow atheists have broken with Dawkins. My new book, The God Haters deals with that incident.
To accomplish their desired results, a world without religion, New Atheists deny, denigrate, distort, and seek to destroy anyone who believes God “did it” instead of “nothing did it.” After all, if the Bible is not true then Christians are without a story, succor, or a Savior. With the atheists’ farcical attempt, they prove they are disingenuous, deceptive, and dishonest lowlifes.
Richard Dawkins ran off the rails when he wrote, “there is no good historical evidence that he [Jesus] ever thought he was divine.” Dawkins really stepped in deep doo-doo here. He would have non-thinkers believe that highly intelligent Christian believers willingly went to the stake and to the wild beasts of the arena believing that their Leader was a mere human and remained in the grave! Nonsense! Dawkins is brilliant in his field of biology but out of his field he is dumb as a sack of hair from a barbershop floor.
Jesus said in John 14:9, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” Also, John 5:58, “Before Abraham was, I am.” In John 10 Christ declared, “I and my Father are one.” Moreover, Dawkins is so uninformed that he doesn’t know that Christ was crucified because of His profession of deity! There is no reason to pile on supporting texts in this regard.
Furthermore, only a sovereign, omnipotent God can forgive sins. The Apostle Paul surely taught Christ’s divinity in I Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” I think that settles that.
Dawkins declared that the Gospels are not reliable accounts “of what happened in the history of the real world.” He clearly asserts that they were written “long after the death of Jesus.” He tells us that they were written after Paul’s epistles. I have dealt with this elsewhere but will provide one proof that it is Bible haters who are dishonest or uninformed. Dr. John A. T. Robinson launched the “Death of God” movement (taken from Nietzsche), so he was far from being a conservative; yet, even he confessed that the complete New Testament was written before the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70: “One of the oddest facts about the New Testament is that what on any showing would appear to be the single most datable and cli¬mactic event of the period–the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, and with it the collapse of institutional Judaism based on the temple–is never once mentioned as a past fact.” It is impressive when a major enemy confirms the validity of your belief!
The destruction of Jerusalem and the most magnificent Temple in the world is not mentioned in the New Testament books because they were written before that world-shattering event! Dawkins and his New Atheist comrades are wrong; probably intentionally wrong.
Then Dawkins takes a hatchet to Luke’s Gospel, where he deals with the birth of Christ, claiming that there was a local census but not one decreed by Caesar Augustus for the Roman world. Therefore, the Bible is unreliable. No, it is Dawkins who is unreliable. Augustus decreed three empire censuses during his 40-year rule. Dawkins asks, “Do these people never open the book that they believe is the literal truth? Why don’t they notice those glaring contradictions?” Those “contradictions” are not glaring contradictions and Dawkins makes a fool of himself by using anti-biblical arguments that have been answered for hundreds of years.
He says “rapture Christians” yearn for nuclear war since it (“this Armageddon”) will bring on the Second Coming of Christ. In my entire ministry I have never met one per¬son who yearned for Armageddon nor have I met one who believed that that great battle will hasten Christ’s return to rapture His saints. The battle of Armageddon does not precede the Rapture of the saints but the Revelation of Christ; however, Dawkins evidently has never heard of the two aspects of Christ’s coming. Dawkins is much more reliable with bugs than with the Bible. What Dawkins knows about the Bible would fit into the navel of a flea.
I document scores of Dawkins’ and his fellow-atheists’ mistakes in my book, The God Haters: Angry Atheists, Shallow Scholars, Silly Scientists, Embattled Evolutionists, and Pagan Preachers Declare War Against Christians! It is shocking, startling, and surprising that scholars would be so careless, clueless, and crazy to make so many mistakes in their polemic against God. It seems these people who call themselves the “brights” (as opposed to us dims!) are more evangelistic in their hatred of a God “who doesn’t exist” than those of us who believe in Him with all our hearts, minds, and souls!
New Atheists would say that they are trying to set the record straight and correct everyone’s false thinking; however, they don’t believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Peter Pan, and the Tooth Fairy yet they haven’t mounted a crusade against those iconic figures. Dawkins and his buddies know the aforementioned characters don’t exist but they know God does, hence their declaration of war against Him.
Their war is a lost cause.
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