Some good friends bought me a copy of Richard Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion”. I finally got through all the other books in my pile and got around to reading it.
Let me remind readers and point out to new subscribers, I am not a Christian, on doctrinal grounds. But there is a God force I love and respect. It has nothing to do with formal religions or the nasty intemperate bully with obvious anger issues that is portrayed in The Bible. I’ll share my version of God with you, some day. Suffice it to just say: it’s healthy!
Richard Dawkins, it seems, has proof there is no such thing as God. Anyone who disagrees is an intellectual dud, a kind of non-functioning toad who was gulled as a child. He believes that children do not have a religion and therefore God does not really exist. We are only brought up to believe in God. It seems to me that he’s ignoring a lot of adult sentiments! Lots of people were brought up Republican and realized Democrats were better; and vice versa. People can undo childhood indoctrination, Mr Dawkins (such a relief not to have to say professor any more).
Typical of the materialism-is-all-there-is science crowd, there is no “scientific” proof of God’s existence, he says. In fact, Dawkins goes further and says there is proof there is no God.
Woa! That’s a big jump. Any thinker knows you can’t prove a negative; you can only fail to prove the positive. What’s worse is the hubris of saying “Because we can’t find any evidence, there isn’t any”. This scientific sin is made worse by the fact that he and his like dismisses the existing evidence by saying that’s a delusion too. It’s easy to win a game when you can constantly re-invent the rules that way.
The joke is that nobody supposes that God is material; therefore looking for evidence in the material sense is never going to yield answers. It’s like saying there is no music coming from a radio: there are only bits of wire and capacitors etc in the radio, so there can be no such thing as music coming from it! The radio is only physical but more than just “stuff” comes from it. The physical universe is just “stuff” but there is more coming through it than that.
Anyway, I just thought I’d share that. For those of you who don’t know the aggressive, arrogant style of Dawkins, watch this video of him trying to make a fool of Deepak Chopra. I think it’s clear who wins and Dawkins goes off the deep end when Chopra says that quantum reality is “just a metaphor”!