Dr. John Lennox @ National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

2 Jul

An interesting address delivered by University of Oxford professor, John Lennox.  Below are a couple of quotes:

“Atheism’s reduction of thought to the meaningless firing of synapses in the brain undermines the foundations of the very rationality that is needed to construct or understand or believe in any kind of argument whatsoever including those that are used to defend atheism.   Atheism, therefore, does not simply shoot itself in the foot; it shoots itself in the brain.  The ultimate irony here is that atheism would appear to be at war not only with God but also with science.  It looks very much as if atheism fits Dawkins’ definition of a delusion: a persistent false belief held in the teeth of strong contrary evidence!”

“Ideas have consequences and if we teach people that morality is an illusion, they will begin to believe it – many already have with the result that our institutions are awash with scandal, families are increasingly fractured, people are lonelier than ever, and trust is at an all time low.  We have sown a wind and are reaping a whirlwind.”

“The New Atheists say that faith in God is a childish delusion – like sucking on a dummy for baseless comfort.  But what about their atheism? According to Polish Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz: ‘A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death – the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to be judged.'”

 

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