I am Richard Dawkins’ worst nightmare — a former militant atheist and Darwinist, who finally realized that everything he believed about everything that mattered was wrong. My conversion came from many sources, too numerous to outline in a brief post, but one of them was reason and examination of the evidence.
Since my conversion I have come to know many wonderful people whose lives have been transformed for good in truly miraculous ways through their religious faith. One of them is the pastor of our church, Gary Kusunoki, who is a true saint in the traditional sense of that word.
Gary founded Safe Harbor, an international relief organization. He has repeatedly risked his life to help “the least, the last, and the lost.” Gary and his wife have adopted two Sudanese daughters. The first was an infant on the verge of starvation who was brought into his medical clinic. (She was living on a diet of grass, not expected to live through the night, and she fit in the palm of Gary’s hand.) The second adopted daughter was shot and left for dead at the age of nine when the people in her village were massacred.
You can view Gary’s family at our Calvary Chapel website.
I am curious. Where are the Safe Harbor organizations founded by fundamentalist atheist groups like those promoted by Richard Dawkins? And how is pastor Gary’s religious faith the root of anything that could be construed to be evil? In my opinion, his faith is the root of sainthood.
Whom should I admire and attempt to emulate, Gary Kusunoki or Richard Dawkins?