Richard Dawkins and those who believe in him are truly, DELUSIONAL (Part 2)
Last year I read, “The God Delusion” written by Richard Dawkins. From time to time I like to read about the secular world religion of Atheism and Richard Dawkins is one of the current leading atheist evangelistic writers on Atheism so last year I picked his book to read. The purpose of this series of articles is a critique of the deluded book from Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion.
As I was reading Dawkins’ evangelism of Atheism through his ramblings, musings and distortions he has in his deluded book, I decided to take a few notes and do some writing of my own. This series of articles points out some of the numerous points within Dawkins’ book, “The God Delusion” that made me think the most. This series of articles goes somewhat along with the chapters of Dawkins’ delusional book but not totally. Unless otherwise noted, all references to Richard Dawkins within this series of articles come from directly from his deluded book, The God Delusion. If you have not read Part 1 of this series of articles, I suggest that you do so prior to reading Part 2 so that you have the proper background for where Part 2 picks up in my review of Richard Dawkins’ deluded book. The Richard Dawkins Delusion (Part 1)
As Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion, made a disclaimer, I make this disclaimer for this series of articles in unparalleled presumption of respect to Richard Dawkins and those who believe in him and in the religion of Atheism. Also, I include agnostics who in hopes of their self-proclaimed ignorance that when their time comes to be able to debate their righteousness with God based on their ignorance of enough evidence to believe. I will not go out of my way to offend any of you yet I will handle myself as a true follower of Christ Jesus and be salt of the earth in pointing you to absolute truth and the utter delusion told of in Dawkins’ book. (Matthew 5:13) (Romans 1:16)
The god Richard Dawkins
Beloved, 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 Richard Dawkins Hypothesis
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 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.
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 he uses to try and persuade his prey into their believing what Richard Dawkins says is absolute truth. God being a loving God does not force His will onto anyone and in this you and I have our free will to choose to either follow God or not. 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 if not most of his life and as such, he has gotten very good at misquoting scriptures and misstating facts from the Holy Bible and misrepresenting Christianity to delude his prey away from God. If you are wise, you should know by now that you must not take Richard Dawkins at his word and that you should research the truth for yourself so that you know the truth for yourself and not just believe what someone said to you. Richard Dawkins and his kind are such a crafty orator and satirist in their writing, adding in just enough truth to make it seem true yet not having any real substance in what is being said thus taking advantage of those who do not truly and honestly seek the truth for themselves. (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 absolute truth is open to all who honestly seek it, there for them to find and evident to believe, he just doesn’t want his prey to know it, but you can. (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. 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 honestly seek the absolute truth will find it. (Matthew 7:7-8)
Through intimidation within his writings, Richard Dawkins makes his prey feel embarrassment about thinking for themselves and that they are not capable of finding the truth on their own using their own thinking, 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 of Atheism 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 ever need to know.
Yet deep in many of the hearts of Richard Dawkins’ prey is a void which they want to fill. Many of his pray are finding out that 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 these well-known people never proclaimed that they were atheists.
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 to 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 cost. 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 Richard Dawkins and his cronies 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 you find that the facts change from what people like Richard Dawkins tells you is true. People who tell you that you cannot change your mind when the facts change 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 especially the likes of Richard Dawkins who uses every con in the book to delude so to have you as his disciple so that he can gratify his yearning to be the supreme god he holds himself to be in his own deluded and demented mind. (Isaiah 47:10) Antony Flew for 50 years was one of the world's preeminent atheists when he published over 30 books in which he made the case against God's existence. One thing however kept Antony Flew from staying an atheist which was that he had made it his commitment to honestly, "follow the argument wherever it leads" which lead him to a belief in God as Creator. Are you as honest in your search for the truth as Antony Flew?
My advice is, stay away from Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and those like them who tell you what you want to hear and deter you from your own research on resources other than theirs (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 fairytales and myths they are telling you is truth. They lose their supremacy over you when you actually find the truth. Do not let Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and their kind 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 the atheist accusations made against them by people today. Remember that it is ultimately your choice and your responsibility to find the truth regardless of what anyone else has done or does or says they will do. (2 Peter 2:2) Remember, God exists no matter if you think He does or not, no matter if that famous person thinks He does or not and no matter how much Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and that kind wish He didn’t exist. God exists.
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 the 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 manmade nor thought by man. (Ecclesiastes 5:2)
I wonder how many people, who read Richard Dawkins’ 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 his 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.
Did you catch the fact (on page 77 in the paperback version of “The God Delusion”) 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 whom he said just before is not disprovable. Well, duh! Leave it to Richard Dawkins to trick his prey into thinking that he can do the impossible and disprove something that is by his own words said that cannot be disproved. Leave it to Richard Dawkins to proclaim that he can do such miracle because he holds supreme power over his prey 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 powerful powers and that his assumption is the truth and that he is right and his word is truth, as always forever and ever it will be.
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. Putting these in context however, one can see that it is nonsense he is using to delude his prey. 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 damp, dark cavity in which they had been trapped for all that time. 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. None of this has bearing on the existence of God.
Did you catch these 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 let Richard Dawkins catch them! Does he still have you caught with his sleight of hand trickery with delusional abstractions?
There is a pack of his prey that does not care to grasp the relevance of the Richard Dawkins’ deception because they believe in Richard Dawkins. But to you reading this series of articles, you now know how Richard Dawkins uses elegant delusions to capture his prey 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) If you don’t care to grasp the relevance at this point, I challenge you to further test your atheist faith and belief in Richard Dawkins by continuing to read this series of articles and checking out the resources at http://findingtruthtoday.org to learn more about the truth. Don’t close your mind now. You’ve had your mind open this long, why not continue to keep it open? Are you just another “assumption” maker like your god Richard Dawkins? Can you not handle the truth?
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 someone else’s personal assumption. You can research and find the truth on your own and then make a well informed decision on your choice to find the absolute truth. You know it is your personal responsibility to think for yourself and to make choices for yourself.
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 Atheism evangelistic 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 well-founded decision on your choice of faith and are just leaning on 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)
Why are you letting someone other than yourself tell you what to believe and have faith in? You shouldn’t let anyone tell you what to believe and put your faith in. You should make a well informed decision on what you believe and place your faith in and not take anyone else’s word for what they say you should believe and what they say to place your faith in. You are a mature and capable person very capable of finding the truth based on the facts you research and find for yourself. You are capable to find the truth and make a well informed decision based on the knowledge you gain from reading this series of articles and following the guidance within it to find the truth for yourself. I’m not asking you to believe me. I’m not asking you to believe in God and His only begotten Son, Christ Jesus. I’m suggesting that it is wise of you to actually truly honestly seek the absolute truth.
Do you not want to know the truth? You should want to know the truth because the truth has eternal consequences. Think of it this way, you have one choice to make. No one but you can make this choice for you because this is solely your choice to make. You can make your choice based on what Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens and the others like them say. You can put your faith into them and what they want you to place your faith in which is their personal assumptions that God does not exist and that when you die that there is nothing more of you because you are only a vapor which evaporates away into nothingness upon death. Or, you can make your choice to do honest research to find the truth about the eternal life in Heaven that everyone has with God if one accepts and places faith in His Son Jesus. (John 3:16) Remember that it is only your choice to make. Is your atheistic faith in the religion of Atheism up for the test to make a choice to seek something other than Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and the like? You get to choose and you get to forever live with your choice.
Do you think you already know the truth and therefore don’t need to look any further than Richard Dawkins and his associates because they make perfect sense to you? If so, I have some news for you. If you have not truly looked into the existence of God with an open mind without the hype of the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens deluding your way, you don’t know the truth. You only know their personal assumption. I hold that your atheist faith is very weak; so extremely weak in fact that you are afraid to test it and find the truth. If you are this afraid, you may as well stop reading this article now because you will be terrified later in this series of articles if you continue reading. (Mark 4:40) I highly suggest however that instead of you stop reading this article that you continue to read it and continue testing your atheist faith so to strengthen your atheist faith. I mean really, if you think about it don’t you really want to know just how this series of articles end? Just how far from your truth am I? How in the dark ages is my thinking and my beliefs? How could I take you away from your atheist truth? Also I’m not going to force you into anything you don’t want to believe in so you don’t need to be afraid of continuing your reading this article.
Do you feel that you don’t deserve to know the truth? Please do not feel that way because you do deserve to know the truth. There isn’t anything that you could have done that could cause you to not deserve to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth. There is not anything that you could have done to cause you to not be able to accept the truth once you find it. The truth is there for you and if you truly honestly seek it, you will find it. (John 8:32)
Has a negative experience with religion shied you away from knowing the truth? As was discussed in the first article of this series, The Richard Dawkins Delusion (Part 1) . There are many reasons that people get tainted views about religion that can skew their viewpoint and understanding of the one true God. These people due to their experiences and views often choose to turn themselves blind and deaf to the truth. People like Richard Dawkins who have a super vain ego, a strong need for supremacy over closed minded people, a prejudice against God with a loathing biased assumption toward God, and a venue to disperse their assumption using their advanced degrees, speculations about important people in history, and fancy writings with deluded half facts make prey of these people who have chosen to make themselves blind and deaf to the one true God. To know the truth, you have to go beyond your past religious experiences and your own personal 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. To do this, you need to actually and honestly choose to open your eyes and unblock your ears. (Isaiah 35:5)
To find the 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 anything especially not for finding the 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 as he now knows that God exists. As one of the Elders from my childhood church stated, “There are no agnostics or atheists in Hell.” (Mark 13:33)
Understanding a Great Prayer
Obviously Richard Dawkins does not want his prey to understand Christian 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 personal bias in opposition to prayer. I could care less about his opposition to prayer and the findings of 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 revealed to us when Jesus informed His followers of the significance of prayer, how not to pray and how to pray. Jesus also gave an excellent example of prayer to help us understand how to pray in the book of Matthew in Chapter 6 verses 5 through 15.
Jesus first teaches us in verses five through eight of how not to pray and by speaking symbolically He informs us to concentrate while we pray. In verses nine through thirteen Jesus gives us an example of prayer. He informs us in verse nine that first in prayer we are to praise and honor God and thank him for the blessings he has given us. Within verse ten Jesus informs us of our need to let our free will go and to follow the will of God. Then in verse eleven He teaches us to ask for our needs. In verse twelve He instructs us to ask for forgiveness of our sins and for us to forgive the sins of those who have wronged us and notes that we are forgiven as we forgive others. Verse thirteen closes with Jesus informing us to ask to not be tempted, to be kept from evil and again gives God honor and praise. 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.
Jesus informs us that praying is special and that prayer should be purposefully done and not for show as in making a speech or statement just to get attention drawn to you so to make yourself look holy and better than someone else. This type of prayer is focused on one’s self and as such the only reward for such prayer is the attention one gets when saying it. The audience for prayer is God and not anyone who may be near you even if you are saying your prayer out loud in public.
Prayer is personal communication with God. So within prayer one should show respect to God with having our mind concentrate on our prayer while we pray so to not let our minds wonder away from God. Prayer is not meditation. Meditation is inward to one’s self whereas prayer is outward expression toward God. We should not repeat over and over the same thing in prayer because this does not come from the heart. Prayer is a talk with God. Be open and honest and know that you are going to mean it before you start your prayer.
First in a prayer we are to give praise and honor God and thank him for the blessings he has given us because prayer is not all about us. Prayer is about giving thanks, honor and glory to God. Prayer given which does not give honor and glory to God is not a proper prayer and is disrespectful to God.
We need to let our free will go and to follow the will of God because we are not perfect and He is. Think about it. How many times if you had your way would things work out if everyone else had their own way too? It wouldn’t work out would it? Everyone following their own will would be pure chaos. Following one perfect will, God’s will, allows everyone to work in harmony because everyone is going in the same direction with their thoughts, concerns and desires. Having this in our prayer is a request for God to help us have strength to put our will aside and to follow God’s perfect will.
We need to ask for our needs while in prayer because this is us letting go our “doing it on our own” mentality. God gives us everything. There is nothing that we have received at any time in our life without God giving it to us. That’s right. God has given us all (including you and me) everything that we have, have had or ever will have in our possession including the air we breathe, food we eat, drink we drink, etc. In asking for our needs in prayer, we are giving the honor to God for the things we receive which He has given to us.
We are to ask God for forgiveness of our sins because we are not perfect. We are to forgive those people who have wronged us. Wow, this is a hard one isn’t it? It can be hard to forgive someone for something they have done to you can’t it? This being in the prayer is calling for God to give us strength to be able to forgive. Notice too that we are forgiven by God as we forgive others. If you hold a grudge against someone and do not forgive that person of that bitterness you have for them, you are wrong because you are holding ill will towards that person. Therefore you are not admitting to any wrong doing yourself in holding the grudge. If you forgive the person of the grudge, you are admitting that it is wrong of you to hold a grudge. Note that forgiving someone for something does not mean that you approve of the wrong that they have done to you. It is you releasing yourself from holding any ill will towards someone who has done you wrong. Therefore we each are in need of forgiving and bound by our forgiving those who do us wrong so that we are truly admitting to the wrongs that we do. With us willing to forgive others God is willing to forgive us. God’s will is for us to forgive those who wrong us and we are to follow God’s will and not our own.
Asking not to be lead into temptation is requesting strength from God to be able to turn away from things which will cause us to get into some level of dilemma if we were to do them. God does not lead anyone into temptation. (James 1:3) Temptation is from Satan. (1 Corinthians 7:5) God has promised Christians (those who follow Christ Jesus) that we will never be tempted beyond what we can bear. Large or small, temptations exist for us all in a variety of arrangements and degrees. Being tempted can happen at any time and we all encounter temptations with which we have a special weakness to and need external strength to keep us from falling into the spiral into the abyss of destruction. Asking God to give us the strength to turn away from temptation helps deter the danger of the temptation.
Note that accepting Christ Jesus is the first step which does save you and if you have honestly accepted Christ Jesus as your savior you will not want to sin (fall to temptation). Being the imperfect people we are we do still fall into temptation and the destruction which comes with it thus we need to ask God to deliver us from evil. This again gives the power to God with the glory He deserves in that when we ask of God to be delivered from evil we are admitting that we do not have the power to overcome Satan and that God does.
Prayer is very important to a Christian and is how we 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 us 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.
2 Corinthians 13:7-9
7. Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.
8. For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.
9. For we rejoice when we ourselves are weak but you are strong; this we also pray for, that you be made complete.
Prayer is something we are supposed to do often as demonstrated to us by Jesus in the Apostle Luke’s writings in about A.D. 60. There is no such thing as praying too much as long as we follow the examples Jesus gave us.
Luke 5:16 – But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Great Big Whooping Cranes
Richard Dawkins has a really smooth way in his evangelism of Atheism of bringing into his writings various topics which have absolutely no relevance what so ever to the existence of God and in doing so he deludes his prey away from reality and into thinking that these topics relate to the existence of God. Take for example his bringing up the search for life outside of our Earth and the probability that it exists being connected to the existence of God. Whether or not life in any form exists anywhere other than earth does not correlate to the existence of God. God exists regardless of extraterrestrial life’s existence.
What is just as typical with Richard Dawkins is that he states that if we were to actually receive an intelligently designed message from some extraterrestrial world that the alien civilization would be “god-like” in many ways. He goes on and states that if someone from the Dark Age was placed into the twenty-first century that common things in advanced technology to us today would be like miracles to them. What a bunch of whoopee do da day! Again, Richard Dawkins has put another deluded obstacle out for his prey to stumble over and fall into the trap he sets up for them so deviously. None of this has anything what so ever with the existence of God.
Then just as I thought that he couldn’t get any more delusional than what I had already read, Richard Dawkins brings out the great big whooping “cranes are explanatory devices that actually do explain” statement and says that [Darwinian] Natural Selection is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Well, the “sliced bread” is my wording on it but you get the picture of his delusional thinking about cranes.
Great big whooping cranes are the god of Richard Dawkins. In cranes is where Richard Dawkins places his faith and creates his assumption that God does not exist. With Richard Dawkins being the supreme super mind that he is in his own limited human mind, he has put it all together for everyone else to understand and fall prey to him in enlightenment.
I can see these supreme cranes of great significance flying over everything helping stuff along so that it can evolve into something totally else. Or is it that these are the mechanical cranes which Richard Dawkins said were “ratcheting” across the sky bring the needed items to all evolving plants, creatures, fishes, birds, trees, and bridges. Oops, my bad. Strike out the bridges as that’s something man made and we all know that cranes don’t have anything to do with something manmade, don’t we.
Oh, did I just make fun of your atheist faith and your belief in cranes? I must be reading too much of Richard Dawkins’ book and am starting to be a bit like him in sarcasm. I’m sorry because I do not want to be anything at all like him and I will do my best to not let it happen again. So please forgive me and keep on reading this series of articles testing your faith in atheism and holding your belief in cranes “ratcheting” across the sky if you want. I know you are seeking the truth and I’m doing my best to point you towards it. (Hebrews 13:14)
Chapter Two Summary
In part two of this series of articles you have learned how Richard Dawkins professes his most distaste and 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 because Richard Dawkins knows that God exists. You have learned that God allows Richard Dawkins to do as he pleases because God has given each of us a free will to do what we want to do and the freedom to do what we want to do on earth. God does not interfere with our free will. (1 Peter 2:15-17)
You have learned that Richard Dawkins uses intimidation to create shame in his prey to deter them for thinking for themselves. He does this to delude his prey into staying in the mind bog he set up for them so that they will ask of him for more of his enlightenment and not venture out on their own and actually find the truth. You have also learned that you can ignore Richard Dawkins intimidation tactics and escape the swamp and actually find the truth for yourself because you are not a fool for you know that you can search for the truth on your own. (2 Timothy 2:22-25)
We know that Richard Dawkins said he is not an atheist and that he is only making a personal assumption about God’s nonexistence and that he is really an agnostic meaning that he says doesn’t know one way or another about God’s existence. Richard Dawkins in his own words also said that on cannot disprove God. From these facts you have learned that you can and should search for the truth yourself. You now know that you do not have to take someone else’s personal assumption as your belief because you can research the truth and make a well informed decision on your own to believe in God.
You know that procrastination is not a good way to find the truth. One needs to find the truth and accept it before one’s time is up. You know that it is only your choice to make and that no one else can make if for you because this choice is solely your personal responsibility.
You have not only learned what prayer is and the importance of prayer you have learned how to pray, how not to pray, the structure of prayer and the audience of prayer. You have even read what is called, “The Lord’s Prayer” which is the prayer Jesus gave to us as an example to us which is in Matthew 6:9-13.
You have learned about God giving to us our free will and of how we are to suppress it and follow God’s will. We know that we are to forgo our free will because we are not perfect and God is. You now know that God does not tempt anyone. You also know the importance of forgiving those who have wronged us.
In this chapter you have also seen me digress when I made fun of Richard Dawkins’ great crane god with its hoisting apparatus supported on an overhead track fulfilling the evolutionary needs of all in time. Darn, there I did it again.
Part Two Key Words
All definitions are from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 capitalized: the supreme or ultimate reality: as a: the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe b: Christian Science: the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit: infinite Mind
2: a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically: one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality
3: a person or thing of supreme value
4: a powerful ruler
1: any of a family (Gruidae of the order Gruiformes) of tall wading birds superficially resembling the herons but structurally more nearly related to the rails
2: any of several herons
3: an often horizontal projection swinging about a vertical axis: as a: a machine for raising, shifting, and lowering heavy weights by means of a projecting swinging arm or with the hoisting apparatus supported on an overhead track b: an iron arm in a fireplace for supporting kettles c: a boom for holding a motion-picture or television camera
1 a: an outward sign: indication b: something that furnishes proof: testimony; specifically: something legally submitted to a tribunal to ascertain the truth of a matter
2: one who bears witness; especially: one who voluntarily confesses a crime and testifies for the prosecution against his accomplices
1: a: an assumption or concession made for the sake of argument b: an interpretation of a practical situation or condition taken as the ground for action
2: a tentative assumption made in order to draw out and test its logical or empirical consequences
3: the antecedent clause of a conditional statement
1: a: test, trial <make another experiment of his suspicion — Shakespeare> b: a tentative procedure or policy c: an operation or procedure carried out under controlled conditions in order to discover an unknown effect or law, to test or establish a hypothesis, or to illustrate a known law
2: obsolete: experience
3: the process of testing: experimentation
1: a: the act of deceiving b: the fact or condition of being deceived
2: something that deceives: trick <a clever deception>
1 a: the taking up of a person into heaven b: capitalized: August 15 observed in commemoration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
2: a taking to or upon oneself <the assumption of a new position>
3: the act of laying claim to or taking possession of something <the assumption of power>
4: arrogance, pretension
5 a: an assuming that something is true b: a fact or statement (as a proposition, axiom, postulate, or notion) taken for granted
6: the taking over of another's debts
1: characterized by pretension: as a: making usually unjustified or excessive claims (as of value or standing) <the pretentious fraud who assumes a love of culture that is alien to him — Richard Watts> b: expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature <pretentious language> <pretentious houses>
2: making demands on one's skill, ability, or means: ambitious <the pretentious daring of the Green Mountain Boys in crossing the lake — American Guide Series: Vermont>
: Overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy): taking liberties
1: a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly: one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2: a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
:one who believes that there is no deity
Recommended Readings to Help Start You Thinking on Your Own
 It is out of the scope of this book to state the abundant evidence about God, so instead I’ll point http://findingtruthtoday.org which has a number of resources for you to start your honest search for truth
 Yes, this is a hard one for me to do too as I said, I’m not perfect. It took a lot of prayer for me to be able to forgive the people involved in murdering my father not to mention how much time it took for me to do so and I still have to pray about it. I don’t know why God let my dad be murdered?
 This is Page 98, Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”
 This is Page 99, Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”
 This is Page 99, Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion”