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Antony Flew reviews — and rips — Dawkins’ THE GOD DELUSION

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Antony Flew, formerly the most prominent atheist in the English speaking world, goes after Dawkins, his successor as head atheist:

The God Delusion by the atheist writer Richard Dawkins, is remarkable in the first place for having achieved some sort of record by selling over a million copies. But what is much more remarkable than that economic achievement is that the contents – or rather lack of contents – of this book show Dawkins himself to have become what he and his fellow secularists typically believe to be an impossibility: namely, a secularist bigot. (Helpfully, my copy of The Oxford Dictionary defines a bigot as ‘an obstinate or intolerant adherent of a point of view’).


2 Replies to “Antony Flew reviews — and rips — Dawkins’ THE GOD DELUSION

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    EndoplasmicMessenger says:

    “This whole business makes all too clear that Dawkins is not interested in the truth as such but is primarily concerned to discredit an ideological opponent by any available means.”

    I am glad that 85-year-old Flew found the energy to write this.

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    GilDodgen says:

    As a former atheist I have tremendous respect for Flew. Publicly renouncing a longheld atheistic worldview in the face of ridicule and academic excommunication, even when evidence and reason demand it, is very difficult.

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