This is My Encounter with Richard Dawkins’ book; “The God Delusion” and how it changed my life.
This is the story of how reading Richard Dawkins’ book, “The God Delusion” changed my life. As I was reading it, with each passing sentence I felt my faith growing stronger in God’s promises. Basically, reading Richard Dawkins’ book, “The God Delusion” opened my eyes to God’s existence and His love for everyone (including Dawkins) more than ever due to Richard Dawkins. Each paragraph I read of his book was stimulating me to evangelize the Gospel of Christ Jesus to atheists and agnostics.
As you recall from Part 1 of this series, this story actually begins back in the late 70s when I was 18 years old. It will continue until the time which God has allotted for me to be on this earth ends.
Richard Dawkins’ book; “The God Delusion” Changed My Life (part 2)
“Beloved [everyone], do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.”
1 John 4:1-3
The god of Richard Dawkins Hypothesis
From when I first started reading Dawkins’ book “The God Delusion,” I noticed it. Have you noticed just how much Richard Dawkins professes his most distaste, expresses the vilest vindictive expressions against the existence of and utters his upmost philosophical declarations in hostile opposition to the one true God described in the Old Testament?(Romans 8:5-8) The reason that Richard Dawkins does this is that he knows the God of the Old Testament is the one true God whom he learned about during his childhood schooldays, throughout his adolescence studies and adulthood in his further studies. Yet Dawkins is one who does not want to follow the word of God, who instead wants you and me to follow Richard Dawkins’ word and rules while making prey of those who may believe in him to bring him to his supremacy over those who would and do follow him without questioning his word and power over them.
Think about it for a few moments… why did Richard Dawkins write “The God Delusion” if he really believes God doesn’t exist? I’m sure Richard Dawkins knows Santa Clause doesn’t exist yet I’m just as sure Richard Dawkins isn’t in progress of writing a book called, “The Santa Clause Delusion.” I am also sure that Richard Dawkins isn’t writing a book named, “The Allah Delusion” because he knows Allah doesn’t exist.(Romans 1:16-32)
In focusing his dishonorable deeds toward the one true God described in the Old Testament, Richard Dawkins has perverted himself and has made speculations against God’s existence to which Richard Dawkins uses to try and persuade his prey (anyone who chooses to believe him) into their believing what Richard Dawkins says is god. God being a loving God does not force His will onto anyone. Thus God lets Richard Dawkins follow Richard Dawkins’ will and direction and God lets Richard Dawkins make statements against Him as Dawkins pleases. (Romans 1:19-32)
Richard Dawkins has been antagonistic to God for much of if not most of his life and as such, and just as Satan, Dawkins has gotten very good at misquoting scriptures and misstating facts from the Holy Bible and misrepresenting Christianity to delude his prey away from God. You should know by now that you must not take Richard Dawkins at his word and that you should look up the truth for yourself so that you know the truth for yourself and not just believe what someone said to you because they are such a crafty orator and satirist in their writing.(Jude 1:17-20)
Richard Dawkins is renowned for making misleading statements that someone cannot move from having faith in his atheistic religion to Christianity. This is pure bunk because he knows people have left the religion of atheism because absolute truth is open to all who seek it, there for them to find and evident to believe, he just doesn’t want his prey to know it.(John 14:1-3) Richard Dawkins tells his prey that they cannot change from an atheistic faith to Christianity because he wants to maintain oppression over his prey in his hopes that they continue to believe in him and that they not seek the truth on their own. Those people who do not take the word of the likes of Richard Dawkins as truth and who do not close their minds to the truth and opt to seek the absolute truth will find it.(Matthew 7:7-8)
Through intimidation within his writings, Richard Dawkins makes his prey feel guilt about thinking for themselves and that they are not capable of finding the truth on their own using their own resources, research and knowledge. He boasts to his prey that they are enlightened with the atheistic knowledge he has given them and that they will be small-minded and in the dark if they look to anything other than the atheist faith and religion to follow and he profoundly insists that his declaration is final and true.(Amos 3:4) In doing his intimidation tactics Richard Dawkins keeps his prey stuck in a quagmire where they feel deserving of nothing more than what he says is true and that nothing other than what he says is true and that nothing more in truth is there to find because Richard Dawkins has told them everything they need to know.
Yet deep in many of the hearts of Richard Dawkins’ prey is a void which they want to fill and they just don’t want to take one person’s word on something as good enough proof to base their faith on. Knowingly so Richard Dawkins rapidly shifts to place more apprehension on his prey in a strategy to befuddle them still further by his use of well-known and important people throughout history with which he speculates by taking out of context various writings they have made that they were atheists when in reality most of these well-known people never proclaimed that they were atheists and in fact were not.
Richard Dawkins and others like him uses atheist speculations of well-known important people of history because Richard Dawkins and his like, knows that their word alone is meaningless unless they empower it with names of someone from history whom people know and trust. These people are not alive to neither dispute nor affirm Richard Dawkins’ assumption about them but that does not matter to Richard Dawkins and his kind because they are not going for truth, they are going for supremacy over their prey at any costs. Richard Dawkins and his kind in essence are betting that their prey will take the speculation bait and think that the well-known names of those as said were atheists thus giving the likes of Richard Dawkins more of an authority and trust in their prey’s judgment toward their word.(Psalms 118:8)
Do not fall prey to the likes of Richard Dawkins who declare their word is the only true word and who say that you should not research the truth on your own. Beware of anyone who tells you that you should not and that you cannot change your mind when facts are discovered. People who tell you that you cannot change your mind when the facts become known are deceiving you because only fools do not change their minds when the truth is searched out and facts known and you are no fool are you.(Proverbs 12:15) Let not anyone stop you from doing your own research for the truth.
Stay away from Richard Dawkins and those like him who tell you to not to do your own research on resources other than their own (or the likes of their own) for they are horrified that you will find the strong evidence of truth that will change your mind away from the fallacies they are telling you is truth because they lose their supremacy over you when you find the truth. Do not let Richard Dawkins and the like persuade you to believe in them through their speculations in using the names of well-known important people from history who have long been departed and cannot affirm nor deny their atheist accusations against them. Remember that it is ultimately your choice and your responsibility to accept God or not regardless of what anyone else has done or does or says they will do.(2 Peter 2:2)
How could anyone take someone like Richard Dawkins as an authority figure when he encourages hatred against people who don’t believe what he teaches? I know that I cannot take nor will I take as an authority figure anyone who encourages hatred against anybody. James 4:4
Agnosticism versus Atheism versus God
Richard Dawkins must have thought long and hard to come up with his seven graduated levels of milestone human judgments about the existence of God. I am sure that in his coming up with them that he just knew he would capture masses of his prey with the apparent logically graduated steps he brings out to delude them of the probability of God’s existence. One by one he brings out each step from top, knowing of God’s existence to the very bottom, knowing of God’s nonexistence. How ironic for Richard Dawkins it is that at the top of his list he puts God’s known existence and yet so fitting for God to be at the top.
Richard Dawkins’ delusion within his milestones is that he says that statistics with a “spectrum of probabilities” is the right way to determine God’s existence because just having a fifty percent probability is just “not correct.” What Richard Dawkins does not admit to is that statistics does not matter to the actual existence of God but only to the milestones Richard Dawkins created. The probability of levels in which someone believes in God’s existence does not correlate to God’s actual existence nor does one’s assumption on God’s existence correlate to God’s actual existence. The existence of God does not depend upon anything man made nor thought by man.(Ecclesiastes 5:2)
I wonder how many people, who read his book, The God Delusion, caught the point that (on page 74 in the paperback version) Richard Dawkins wrote that he is only making an assumption about his believe of God’s nonexistence. By his putting himself in the sixth category of his listed seven, Richard Dawkins admits that he is an agnostic and not really an atheist. Although he did try to somewhat cover himself by stating that he is leaning towards category seven being an atheist, he did not say that he was an atheist. In his statement about him just leaning toward being an atheist however, Richard Dawkins is confirming that he is not an atheist and that he is merely making an assumption on the existence of God. Basically, Dawkins is stating that he doesn’t know everything while he is pretending to know everything.
Did you catch the fact (on page 77 in the paperback version) that Richard Dawkins said that God is not disprovable? Here then he goes on to delude his prey that it is irrelevant that one cannot disprove God’s existence and says that his seven graduated levels of milestone human judgments about the existence of God is the right way to disprove God. The very table that Richard Dawkins put together to disprove God through his “spectrum of probabilities” he says is the best way to disprove God. Well, duh! Leave it to Richard Dawkins to try and trick his prey into thinking that he can do the impossible and disprove something that is by his own words that cannot be disproved. Leave it to Richard Dawkins to state that he can do such because he holds supreme power over his prey (anyone choosing to believe him) since he is going to use something of his own design to disprove something that is not disprovable so to prove to his prey his supreme powers and that his assumption is the truth and that he is right and his word is truth, as always.
Richard Dawkins goes on to dupe his prey with taking out of context things which have no correlation to God’s existence whatsoever. He asks, “What is the color or abstraction?” and, “What is the smell of hope?” and also questions the colors we see being the same by name only. These are simple distractions Richard Dawkins uses to bring his prey into thinking that he is something more than what he really is and to bring them into thinking that he is right because at first take, he could be right. But anyone actually putting these in context however, can see that it is nonsense and has no bearing on the existence of God. In context, the color of abstraction in Vincent van Gogh’s painting Wheat Field with Crows, is the blues and golden yellows used to depict the stormy sky and windblown wheat. In context, the smell of hope is when the trapped Pennsylvania coal miners took their first whiff of fresh air as their rescuers broke through into the small cramp cavity they were stuck in. In context, it doesn’t matter that you see red and I see blue to what someone else sees as green and we all call purple because it does not correlate to the existence of God.
Did you catch these Richard Dawkins delusions when you read his book? If you did not catch them do not feel alone as there are many of his prey who didn’t catch them and even more of his prey who does not care to grasp the relevance of them because they believe in Richard Dawkins. But to you reading this article and/or hearing this video, you now know his delusions and that Richard Dawkins is just an agnostic and that he is simply making his personal assumption on God existence known in his writings.(Psalms 71:4)
So just what does it mean that Richard Dawkins has used delusions and that he is simply an agnostic making a personal assumption that God does not exist? It means that Richard Dawkins has been making unjustified and excessive claims of enlightenment along with unwarranted and exaggerated levels concerning the importance of his personal assumption through his taking liberties in his knowledge of statistics and human psychology to persuade his prey into believing that God does not exist based solely on his biased personal assumption. It means that you do not have to be prey to Richard Dawkins’ assumption because you can and should research the truth for yourself and that you do not have to take anyone’s word based off of a personal assumption. Don’t even take my word.
So what’s the big deal, some of you are thinking about Richard Dawkins being just an agnostic. Because you have doubts about God, you have fallen prey to Richard Dawkins’ personal biased assumption that he has made some sort of point in his babblings and so you have closed your mind to the truth. You feel that you need more solid evidence about God before you put your faith in Him and that you want God to prove to you that He exists. The trouble with your thinking is that you are open to neither seeing nor hearing about the overly abundant evidence that exists about God. You have stopped your thought processes to anything pointing to God because you have fallen prey to the likes of Richard Dawkins’ biased personal assumption and hold his deluded writings as truth. You have not taken the proper steps for yourself to really learn about God for yourself to make a founded decision on your atheist faith and not just someone else’s personal assumption. You have blinded yourself to God and have turned yourself deaf so to not hear the truth so that you cannot know the truth.(Isaiah 43:8)
As was discussed in Part One of this series, there are many reasons that people get tainted views about religion that can and has often has skewed their viewpoint and understanding of the one true God. These people due to their experiences and views often turn themselves blind and deaf to the truth. As also discussed in Part One, religion has nothing to do with God’s existence. People like Richard Dawkins who have a super vain ego, a strong need for supremacy over closed minded people, a prejudice against and hatred of God and having a loathing biased assumption toward God, with a venue to disperse these assumptions using their advanced degrees, speculations about important people in history, and fancy writings with deluded half facts; make prey of those people who have made themselves blind and deaf to the true God. To know the truth, you have to go beyond your own biased tainted views about religion and misunderstandings about God and break away from the likes of Richard Dawkins, you need to open your eyes and read the truth and unblock your ears to hear the truth.(Isaiah 35:5)
To find truth you need to open your eyes and ears today and not tomorrow because for you there may not be a tomorrow.(Revelation 1:3) Procrastination is not a valid method for finding truth. Do not wait and “reserve judgment until the evidence is in” like the late Carl Sagan did who Richard Dawkins said was proud to be agnostic toward God. The evidence is now in for the late Carl Sagan because he now knows that God exists. As one of the Church Elders from my childhood stated, “There are no agnostics or atheists in Hell.” (Mark 13:33)
Obviously Richard Dawkins does not want his prey to understand prayer and thus he found a case study about prayer which he said was amusing and rather pathetic. I have no data on the actual case study that he writes about but he goes on further and even pokes fun at prayer with a repulsive fictional sketch he wrote about prayer due to the findings of the case study and his bias in opposition to prayer. I could care less about the findings of this or any prayer case study. You should care less too because a case study about anything, even prayer, doesn’t prove nor disprove anything about God. Why, you may ask is a case study about prayer not prove nor disprove anything about God? A case study about prayer isn’t done with faith in God; it is done in question of God. James 5:15
The importance of prayer was seriously revealed when Jesus informed His followers of the significance of prayer, where to pray, how not to and how to pray. Jesus even gave an excellent example of prayer so to help us understand how to pray and the significance of prayer.
In the New Testament book of Matthew in Chapter 6 verses 5 through 15, Jesus gives us instructions in how to pray. In verses five through eight He informs us of how not to pray and where to pray. Through verses nine through thirteen Jesus gives us an example of prayer. With verses fourteen and fifteen Jesus expresses the importance of forgiving those who have done us wrong.
5 “When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
6 “But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
7 “And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.
8 “So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
9 “Pray, then, in this way: `Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 `Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
11 `Give us this day our daily bread.
12 `And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 `And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]’
14 “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 “But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.
Prayer is very important to a follower of Christ Jesus and is how we respect and talk with God. The Apostle Paul in about A.D. 55-57 wrote the following to the church in Corinth and Christians everywhere to remind actual followers of Christ Jesus that we are to pray to God for those who may fall or have fallen prey to the likes of Richard Dawkins not so that we can feel better about ourselves but that those prey can find the truth, know the good news and build faith in Jesus. Actual followers of Christ Jesus pray for Richard Dawkins too.
2 Corinthians 13:7-9
7. Now we [followers of Christ Jesus] pray to God that you [atheists and agnostics] do no wrong; not that we [followers of Christ Jesus] ourselves may appear approved, but that you [atheists, agnostics, non-believers] may do what is right, even though we [followers of Christ Jesus] may appear unapproved.
8. For we [followers of Christ Jesus] can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
9. For we [followers of Christ Jesus] rejoice when we [followers of Christ Jesus] ourselves are weak but you [non-believers] are strong [in seeking truth]; this we also pray for, that you [non-believers] be made complete [in Christ Jesus].
Thoughts for Atheists, Agnostics, and all Non-Believers to Ponder
“Hear this, you [non-believing] foolish and senseless people. They [non-believing people] have eyes, but they don’t see. They [non-believing people] have ears, but they don’t hear.” Jeremiah 5:21
“All this time you [non-believers] have been thinking that we [followers of Christ Jesus] are defending ourselves to you [non-believers]. Actually, it is in the sight of God that we [followers of Christ Jesus] have been speaking in Christ; and all for your up building, beloved.” 2 Corinthians 12:19
“But they [non-believers] refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder; they closed their ears so they could not hear.” Zechariah 7:11
“You [non-believers] have covered Yourself with a cloud So that no prayer can pass through.” Lamentations 3:44
Jesus said, “Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!” Mark 4:9
End of Part 2