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It's the passage in Romans I refer to often whenever atheist scientists come up on the show: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." There are no better words to describe the folks who spend a great deal of their God-given intellect to find ways around acknowledging the patently obvious - that there is a God.
Richard Dawkins has to be one of the most intellectual of fools we have around today. And he certainly didn't disappoint in living up to that title during a recent interview with the Guardian. The story appeared at The Blaze:
In a recent interview with the The Guardian's John Harris, Dawkins said, about faith and religion, "It's infectious. It's something that grips the mind in the same way that a conventional virus grips the body."
First of all, this is typical evangelical atheist claptrap. They believe and profess themselves to be liberated from the intellectual constraints of faith, and thus free to use reason and wisdom to uncover the secrets of the universe. Of course, what they really are is constrained by their own dogma, being forced to find creative and asinine ways to avoid publicly admitting that there is a possibility that God exists. Their hard line on the issue puts them in positions to look ridiculous like Dawkins did on Ben Stein's movie Expelled (you remember, the whole, "ET sperm might have seeded life, but believing in God would be silly" part?).
Simply put: there are no more dogmatic folks around than the ardent atheist.
But Dawkins was just getting warmed up with his irrationality:
"I wrote [an] article called 'Atheists for Jesus,' I think it was. Somebody gave me a t-shirt: 'Atheists for Jesus.' Well, the point was that Jesus was a great moral teacher and I was suggesting that somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he had known what we know today."
The guy who claimed to be the Son of God - and when you understand the Trinity, claimed to be God Himself - would have been an atheist. There's the state of the modern evangelistic atheist's mind.
I am thankful that Dawkins at least acknowledges the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. For the longest time, Dawkins' anti-intellectual ilk even tried to deny that. Maybe in another generation Dawkins' followers will realize that "great moral teachers" don't claim that no one can come to the Father except by them and teach people they must obey a Moral Authority that doesn't really exist. That appears to be too complex of a reality for Dawkins to grasp right now.