Re: Dawkins: Dawkins stumped on tape? "Creationist deception exposed" !
Moorad Alexanian (alexanian@UNCWIL.EDU)
Wed, 30 Sep 1998 09:32:28 -0500 (EST)
At 01:33 PM 9/28/98 -0400, Bill Hamilton wrote:
>At 08:41 AM 9/28/98 -0500, Moorad Alexanian wrote:
>>Dawkins ought to be smart enough to know that what Christians do and say may
>>have nothing to do with Who Christ is and what He did on the cross. To the
>>extent that Dawkins uses the incident you mention to attack Christians to
>>that extent he shows his ignorance and/or his disdain for God.
>Since he is an avowed atheist I would not expect Professor Dawkins to be an
>expert on God, or on Jesus Christ. All he has to go on is the behavior of
>Christians, and the Christians in this particular instance have done
>something he perceives as very unethical. As a Calvinist I don't believe
>anyone is going to "fall through the cracks". Every person who is a child
>of God will be saved. But the means God chooses to bring about salvation
>are the preaching of the Word and the example set by Christians. If we
>fail to always be ready to explain the reason for the hope we have to
>whoever asks, with gentleness and respect (1 Pet 3:15) are we not rebelling
I fail so see how an avowed atheist would not be an expert on God. Atheism
is not a faith---there is nothing to place your faith on---but is a
philosophical position arrived at by denying the existence of God. Of
course, just as one cannot prove the existence of God, neither can anyone
prove that God does not exist. No doubt that a Christian's personal witness
is most powerful in influencing people to the Lord.