God Exists: A Case Stronger Than Ever

Well, I don’t Believe in the God of any revelatory system, although I am open to that. But it seems to me that the case for an Aristotelian God who has the characteristics of power and also intelligence is now much stronger than it ever was before.

 —  Antony Flew(1923-2010)

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism,  God is Good, God is Great, IVP Books, 2009, p230

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2 thoughts on “God Exists: A Case Stronger Than Ever

  1. you are aware that Mr. Flew was quite ill and not of sound mind towards the end of his life when he came under the influence of Roy Abraham Varghese, right?

    his “conversion” is highly dubious, so it is not a compelling nor sound basis to rely on for religious validation

    the weakness of the “evidence” underscores the weakness of the claim for religion

    • Hej Random:)

      Thank you for your comment. I would let Antony Flew answer your concern.(Someone else paused it when he was still with us).

      Professor Flew (letter dated 4th June 2008) to a friend of UCCF:

      I have rebutted these criticisms in the following statement: “My name is on the book and it represents exactly my opinions. I would not have a book issued in my name that I do not 100 per cent agree with. I needed someone to do the actual writing because I’m 84 and that was Roy Varghese’s role. The idea that someone manipulated me because I’m old is exactly wrong. I may be old but it is hard to manipulate me. That is my book and it represents my thinking.”

      Talking about his last book; There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind. He also answered Richard Dawkins, Flew wrote:

      On page 82 of The God Delusion is a remarkable note. It reads ‘We might be seeing something similar today in the over-publicised tergiversation of the philosopher Antony Flew, who announced in his old age that he had been converted to belief in some sort of deity (triggering a frenzy of eager repetition all around the Internet).’

      What is important about this passage is not what Dawkins is saying about Flew but what he is showing here about Dawkins. For if he had had any interest in the truth of the matter of which he was making so much he would surely have brought himself to write me a letter of enquiry. (When I received a torrent of enquiries after an account of my conversion to Deism had been published in the quarterly of the Royal Institute of Philosophy I managed – I believe – eventually to reply to every letter.)

      This whole business makes all too clear that Dawkins is not interested in the truth as such but is primarily concerned to discredit an ideological opponent by any available means. That would itself constitute sufficient reason for suspecting that the whole enterprise of The God Delusion was not, as it at least pretended to be, an attempt to discover and spread knowledge of the existence or non-existence of God but rather an attempt – an extremely successful one – to spread the author’s own convictions in this area.(Read Full bethinking.org)

      Well I think you need to read the There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind, if you are interested in the truth 🙂

      Prayson

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