Richard Dawkins is a famous British scientist that is adamantly opposed to religion and rabidly supportive of the theory of evolution. He is active in an organization called “The Foundation for Reason and Science” which boldly states its mission to be “…to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.”
Dawkins says “religion is evil and God might as well be a children’s fantasy…I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate…” He also said that “…to teach children that it is a fact that there is one god or that God created the world in six days, that is child abuse…”
Because of his aggressive and abrasive promotion of the theory of evolution, he has been called “Darwin’s Rottweiler”. Even some of academia’s most loyal supporters of the theory of evolution have expressed their desire for Dawkins to tone down his harsh rhetoric but he continues to fire his philosophical guns at religion of any kind. He considers anyone who has faith in God to be unintelligent. He said, “…large parts of America, just about 50 percent of the United States of America, is intelligent and atheistic…The more educated you are, the more likely you are to be an atheist…and the more intelligent you are, the more likely you are to be an atheist…” In essence, he believes that those of us who trust the Bible probably just rode into town on a load of turnips! We ain’t got no learnin’. We are suffering from low intellectual wattage.
In his belligerent and arrogant opposition to faith, he gleefully scorns belief in the existence of God. With sharp ridicule he promotes what he calls “Pastafarianism”. “Pastafarianism” is a satirical name for a philosophical movement that promotes a light-hearted view of religion. This movement is vehemently pitted against the teaching of intelligent design or creation in public schools. The “deity” of Pastafarianism is “The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM).
Dawkins says: “We cannot, of course, disprove God, just as we can’t disprove Thor, fairies, leprechauns and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But, like those other fantasies that we can’t disprove, we can say that God is very, very improbable.”
The faith of Richard Dawkins is faith in Richard Dawkins. He proudly worships at the shrine of his own mind, and sadly, many other people in our country also have faith in the faith of Dawkins.
Is it really unreasonable for us to have faith in God? Are we forced to take a blind leap of faith in the dark if we want to believe what the Bible says about creation? Is evolution a scientific fact? Must we check our brains at the door if we choose to believe in the God of the Bible? My answer to these questions is an emphatic “no”.
Here’s the truth: Mr. Dawkins is the one who takes a leap of faith; we who believe in the Lord Jesus take only a step of faith. Yes, believers in God have faith. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God…(and) without faith it is impossible to please (God): for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:3,6) But it is also true that unbelievers have faith. The faith of unbelievers rests in the words of people like Richard Dawkins; the faith of believers rests in the words of Scripture. Which is more reasonable? You decide.
Movie producer Ray Comfort has produced a firestorm on YouTube with the 36-minute documentary on evolution entitled “Evolution vs. God”. Comfort’s video clearly illustrates that evolution is not science—evolution is theory; the film plainly shows that belief in evolution is not scientific; belief in evolution is faith—blind faith. The documentary embarrassingly exposes the fact that there is no proof that one “kind” of creature has evolved into another “kind” of creature. Scientists can demonstrate “adaption” or “micro-evolution” (creatures adapting to environment) but scientists cannot demonstrate “evolution” or “macro-evolution” (creatures changing from one kind into another kind. Fish are still fish; dogs are still dogs. When God said “…let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind…” (Genesis 1:24) He meant it, and that is what scientists can observe—nothing more.
“Evolution vs. God” powerfully demonstrates that the Apostle Peter was correct when he said that in the last days people will be “willingly ignorant” of God’s act of creation, His judgment by the flood, and His future judgment of the world. (II Pet 3:1-7)
Richard Dawkins (and all who swallow and propagate his beliefs) are blind leaders of the blind. Richard Dawkins said, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence.” I find it pathetically ironic that this man is in reality, “a man of great faith”. He maintains his belief in evolution—even though evolution cannot be proven by the scientific method (that collects and observes data and performs experiments to prove or disprove proposed theories). This man (and all who follow him) are the ones who are committing “the great cop-out”. Their faith is blind and unquestioning; their faith is childlike and simple—and it is damning. “The fool hath said in his heart…‘no God’”. (Psalm 14:1)
The faith of unbelievers rests in the words of people like Richard Dawkins; the faith of believers in the Lord Jesus rests in the words of Scripture. Which is more reasonable? You decide.
The movie “Evolution vs. God” can be freely seen on www.EvolutionVsGod.com