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John Lennox responds to the God Delusion thesis, pivoting on the power of agent explanation (vs. scientism)


John Lennox is always a treat, here in a video in reply to the God Delusion thesis:

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Food for thought and comment, starting with, what is a delusion and then pivoting on the power of agent explanation. What do we think, why? END

I recommend Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart's critique of all four horsemen -- Dennett, Harris, Hitchens, Dawkins -- as well worth the time too. Hart not only points out numerous examples of their historical, factual and conceptual errors, but also discusses their appearance in a broader historical context. Comparing their droll tomes to more serious but dated efforts like Nietzsche's, he says:
It seems to me that one of the reasons the New Atheism is what it is, is that the path of profound atheism is not plausible anymore. It's not a compelling moral or intellectual stance. The sort of buoyant, confident, elated godlessness of the first dawn of radical secularism, the secularist side of the Enlightenment, has proved -- one could very well argue -- one of the most complete, blood-soaked, catastrophic failures of any idea in the history of humanity.
David Bentley Hart - Christianity and Its Fashionable Enemies jstanley01
Ah, D: That is one of the great -- and too often neglected -- opportunities of our time. KF kairosfocus
PS: The Lennox Q & A session is also well worth viewing. I should add, that he here addresses the issues of evolution, OOL, evolutionism and design. kairosfocus
kairosfocus, thank you for posting this refreshing video :)
John Lennox is always a treat
Agree. A real delight. Thank God for giving us a kind of 'reincarnated' C.S. Lewis with a fresh mathematical flavor along with the logic produced by mixing true wisdom with scientific thinking. I like his clever comparison of the so called 'god of the gaps' with the real God of the whole show, Whom he also referred to as 'The Ultimate Reality'. I would have enjoyed being a student of this professor, but that did not happen :( Well, in a way, I could say it's happening now via online videos ;-) Dionisio

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