Antony Flew: Science pretty much proves God's existence
Alister McGrath was more prescient than he knew when he published The Twilight of Atheism earlier this year. One of the most prominent atheists of the last century now says he believes there must be some kind of God, based on scientific evidence. But Antony Flew is careful to say that he's merely a deist, and rejects any notion of a God of revelation.
"I'm thinking of a God very different from the God of the Christian and far and away from the God of Islam, because both are depicted as omnipotent Oriental despots, cosmic Saddam Husseins," he told the Associated Press. "It could be a person in the sense of a being that has intelligence and a purpose, I suppose."
The Associated Press interview is based on a new DVD where Flew describes his change of mind. But those interested will certainly want to check out Philosophia Christi's interview between Flew and Liberty University's Gary Habermas.
"I don't believe in the God of any revelatory system, although I am open to that. But it seems to me that the case for an Aristotelian God who has the characteristics of power and also intelligence, is now much stronger than it ever was before," Flew says.
The 5,600-word interview is pretty packed, but it's worth reading to the end. Or, better yet, why not have Weblog spoil the ending for you? Keep in mind this note from the AP's Dick Ostling: "Flew first made his mark with the 1950 article 'Theology and Falsification,' based on a paper for the Socratic Club, a weekly Oxford religious forum led by writer and Christian thinker C.S. Lewis."
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