Notable Quotable On Richard Dawkins in Nature vol.525, pp184–185, doi:10.1038/525184a, 10 September 2015. Militant atheist Richard Dawkins has released a new autobiographical book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science.
In a review of the book historian Nathaniel Comfort writes: “In the early 2000’s, he saltated from popularizer into evangelist. His 2006 book The God Delusion (Bantam) was an ecclesiophobic diatribe, published around the same time as Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great (Twelve, 2007) and similar books by Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris. The gospels of Christopher, Daniel, Sam and Richard form the scripture of the ‘new atheism’, a fundamentalist sect that has mounted a scientistic crusade against all religion”.
Editorial Comment: “Ecclesiophobic diatribe”? We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. “Ecclesiophobic” means “fear of the church”, and considering the history of the many man-made institutional churches that could be warranted. What Dawkins and other atheists really need to be is Theophobic! They need to fear God who as their Creator has the authority and power to judge them, but also the love to save them from their rebellion against Him, if they would only turn to Him rather than writing angry diatribes. If they did this they would find the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10) Sadly, Christopher Hitchens has already found this out the hard way – he died in 2011. (Ref. quote, sceptics, atheists)
Evidence News vol. 15 No.17
23 September 2015
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