Perhaps many of us live in a bubble, apart from people like Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Praise God for evangelical leaders like Al Mohler. In a recent post, Mohler details the atheistic ideals put forth by these men in a very informative way.
Here is a sampling of what to expect from the article:
For a man who is supposedly an exemplar of the humble discipline of science, Dawkins is capable of breathtaking condescension. Consider these words: “Highly intelligent people are mostly atheists . . . . Not a single member of either house of Congress admits to being an atheist. It just doesn’t add up. Either they’re stupid, or they’re lying. And have they got a motive for lying? Of course they’ve got a motive! Everyone knows that an atheist can’t get elected.”
The political dimensions of Dawkins’ thought become immediately apparent when he speaks of how children should be protected from parents who believe in God. “How much do we regard children as being the property of their parents?,” Dawkins asks. “It’s one thing to say people should be free to believe whatever they like, but should they be free to impose their beliefs on their children? Is there something to be said for society to be stepping in? What about bringing up children to believe manifest falsehoods?”
This evangelistic idea is not just seeking to convince believers of their “false beliefs,” but to discourage the belief in God to the point of calling it evil.
However, Mohler interestingly points out that even the propigators of this view have quickly found it to be futile:
Throughout the article, Wolf also admits his own doubts. He seems to identify himself more with agnosticism than atheism, and he reveals some discomfort with the stridency of the New Atheism.
May the gospel heal our evil hearts and may God remind us that but for his grace, so we too would be…
(HT: Al Mohler)