Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Book Review by Albert Mohler: 'I do not, by nature, thrive on confrontation,' declares Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world's leading skeptics concerning Christianity and belief in God.
Dawkins is well known as an intellectual adversary to all forms of religious belief - and of Christianity in particular. He is one of the world's most prolific scientists, writing books for a popular audience and addressing his strident worldview of evolutionary theory to an expanding audience. Put simply, Richard Dawkins aspires to be the 'devil's chaplain' of Darwinian evolution.
All this is what makes Dawkins' denial of a confrontational approach so ludicrous. It is simply false at face value. This is a man who has taken every conceivable opportunity to make transparently clear his unquestioned belief that the dominant theory of evolution renders any form of belief in God irrational, backward, and dangerous.
Dawkins set out the basic framework of his worldview in best-selling books including, The Blind Watchmaker (Amazon UK | US), Climbing Mount Improbable (UK | US), Unweaving the Rainbow (UK | US), and, most famously, The Selfish Gene (UK | US). Now, in The God Delusion (UK | US), Dawkins brings his attack on Christianity to a broader audience. [Skeptic]
Continued at "The Dawkins Delusion"
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