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Date:   11/11/2007 12:12:35 AM ( 14 years ago ago)
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FAMOUS ATHEIST PUBLISHES BOOK DESCRIBING “CONVERSION” (Friday Church News Notes, November 9, 2007,, 866-295-4143) - The following is from “Former Atheist Darwinian Philosopher Explains His ‘Conversion,”, Nov. 2, 2007: “Former Darwinian atheist philosopher Antony Flew has published a new book, ‘There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind,’ to explain his move from being one of the world’s leading exponents of the pure materialist Darwinian philosophy to belief in the existence of a personal deity who created the universe. Flew, an Oxford educated philosopher described by some as ‘legendary,’ first announced his discovery of ‘a god’ in 2004. Flew had been one of the 20th century’s leading proponents of the pure atheistic Darwinian doctrines that categorically reject any possibility of a creative divine being. His ideas paved the way for thinkers such as Richard Dawkins, the UK’s most virulent opponent of religious belief. ... ‘It was empirical evidence,’ he told an interviewer, ‘the evidence uncovered by the sciences. But it was a philosophical inference drawn from the evidence.’ Flew told Dr. Benjamin Wiker that two factors in particular ‘were decisive.’ ‘One was my growing empathy with the insight of Einstein and other noted scientists that there had to be an Intelligence behind the integrated complexity of the physical Universe. The second was my own insight that the integrated complexity of life itself--which is far more complex than the physical Universe--can only be explained in terms of an Intelligent Source.’ ... He told Wiker, ‘I believe that the origin of life and reproduction simply cannot be explained from a biological standpoint despite numerous efforts to do so. With every passing year, the more that was discovered about the richness and inherent intelligence of life, the less it seemed likely that a chemical soup could magically generate the genetic code.’ ... Emphasizing that he remains a Deist, not a Christian, he told Wiker that he does not ‘accept any claim of divine revelation’ but is continuing to study them, particularly those of CHRISTIANITY.”

Thought this might be an interesting book for some of you to read to see why this man changed his mind.


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