Yup, evolutionary biology and atheism is Dawkins claim to fame. Of course, he also wants religious thought wiped off the face of the earth as well.
People! The nation needs to wake up to what the so called “scientific community” is doing here. This evolution/ID debate is obviously a worldview issue as well as a scientific one.
Our students are screwed if we don’t start providing them with answers to the hard questions people ask regarding the Christian faith because the universities are pushing with everything they’ve got to enforce this “secular” teaching style which in reality is teaching our children how to become agnostics.
Secularism apparently rules out ID because there are religious implications to the theory. Hello? Are they trying to convince me that Darwinian evolution does not have religious implications! Aspects of evolution are held on faith as well.
Dawkins states that:
"Clearly there is value in a peaceful, amicable society. But pluralism is not in itself a praiseworthy value. If you're telling me that it's a good thing we have diversity of belief that includes the Amish and Jehovah's Witnesses and people who don't get their kids medical care when they need it, you're wrong".So what ya gonna do about that, Richard? You keep telling us that religion is harmful and must be done away with, but how are you going to make that happen without supporting or promoting violence and hatred?
Atheists should think very carefully before joining camp with Dawkins. He is every bit as dangerous as fanatical religious types. He wants religious “indoctrination” to be stopped. Give the guy any power and there will be someone knocking on my door when I’m reading the Bible with my children. Scary...
Isn’t support of pluralism what is necessary in order for people to show tolerance for religious and non-religious views? We don’t have to agree with each other, but we should be respectful and tolerant of one another otherwise we’re looking into the face of a situation that could lead to war. I thought that is what Dawkins was trying to avoid.
But, hey! Looky here...
Dawkins is asked:
Q What would you most like to tell people of faith?His response?
A Be skeptical -- truly examine your faith. Ask yourself if there is evidence for your beliefs. Reflect on the fact that you are most likely of the faith you happen to have been brought up in, and that if you'd been born into a different faith, you'd be equally fervent about it.BINGO! EXAMINE YOUR FAITH. Ask yourself if there is evidence for your beliefs.
Here are some books to start with:
I Don’t have enough Faith to be an Atheist, Geisler & Turek
Books written by:
Paul Maier, Eusebius-The Church History, and Josephus: The Essential Works
Nancy Pearcey, Total Truth
It is imperative that Christians in today’s skeptical society are able to provide answers to the difficult questions being asked regarding our faith.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.