Joined: Jan. 2007
Now that Anthony Flew believes in a God, the IDers love him. Dembski quotes some of "There Is a God" here:
Now I am certainly not as much a philosopher of Dr. Flew, but some of the points he makes seem like the rantings of someone who never understood the atheism he espoused:
|I therefore put to my former fellow-atheists the simple central question: ‘What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a reason to at least consider the existence of a superior Mind?|
What kind of atheist was Flew if he never "at least considered" the existence of a "superior mind"? I am an atheist and "consider the existence of a superior mind" daily; I consistently fail to find reason to believe in such a thing, however.
Flew goes on to posit three "evidences" for God:
|The first is the fact that nature obeys laws.|
What else would nature obey?
|The second is the dimension of life, of intelligently organized and purpose-driven beings, which arose from matter.|
So since we don't know how the first self-replicating creatures were formed, God? Or is Dr. Flew trying to make a different point here?
|The third is the very existence of nature.|
What else would exist?
|I have also been helped by a renewed study of the classical philosophical arguments.|
The argument from ontology, perhaps? Perhaps the argument from first cause? Shocking stuff.