Only ‘probably’, Richard?? Where’s ya conviction?

On the buses? On yer bike!

Atheists advertise on London busses having pocketed $300,000 for the privilege, yet they miss the profound opportunity to be really definite about their unbelief, by using the term ‘probably’!

Yes, they declare, boldly and concisely, ‘there’s probably no God’. What a proud, brave boast. Not!

Richard Dawkins attempts to go a little further with his convictions, by declaring, rather hesitantly, there almost certainly’ isn’t a God. That’s the spirit, Richard!

Well, Richard, having made a fortune out of writing, not only about your atheistic views, but the foolishness of the masses who believe, are you now falling shy of the godless mark by not affirming once and for all that there is no God, or are you actually, like your compadrés, leaving the door ever-so slightly ajar – just in case God comes along and reminds you of his ability to make incredibly correct judgements about who we are, and what we say and think?

The best comment comes from a Christian who actually donated to the cause, saying ‘we need the debate’, and ‘apathy is our enemy, not atheists’. That’s what you call the extra mile! You just can’t get a good Christian down!

I love the touch at the end of the You Tube clip! It’s precious! But it might make the atheists a little cross!

13 thoughts on “Only ‘probably’, Richard?? Where’s ya conviction?

  1. These particular atheists even doubt themselves? Surely you are an agnostic if you don’t know.

    I’ve always felt that being an atheist requires more faith than being a Christian (or even a believer in some undefined Godlike force).

    I am not suggesting that true atheists don’t exist, but these guys and their ad don’t really quite seem to fit.

  2. “almost certainly isn’t a God.”

    Ha! I underestimated him. He’s more agnostic then I thought, not atheist. For an extreme man who holds extreme views, why not say the full thing? There IS no God. If atheism is classified as a ‘religion’, it would probably would be one of the most offensive and demoralizing one. Some of the comments people were saying were interesting. To be proud of such a declaration, not only offends Christians and Catholics, but also Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus or other religions that believe in spiritual entities.
    It came across as really attacking to me. He’s made the attack incredibly personal about my relationship with someone.

    To me, it’s the equivalent of someone posting on the bus ‘Hey husbands. Your wife is probably dead.’.
    No one would like to have a cheap and personal shot taken at them.

  3. I picked up a copy of Dawkins’ “The God Delusion” at the local Catholic Primary School fete for $2.

    There are a few places where he knows his argument gets a bit thin. For example he claims that Darwin’s evolutionary theory explains everything about life on earth, however he acknowledges that the Universe itself appears to have ‘evolved’ or become more complex. There’s no corresponding theory about how this may have happened, Dawkins goes through some elaborate hypothesis involving multiple universes. In the end he expresses his faith (hope) that this will eventually be explained by science.

    On the other hand he has some very powerful arguments against the stupidity of religion, and how it is applied by people for exactly the opposite affect it was intended.

  4. A few months ago I gave a refute on this book. One of his greatest shortcomings – he totally ignores the Resurrection – how bizarre!!!
    “To make fun at the ontological argument while ignoring the resurrection, and to think that one has thereby removed the basis of belief in God, is to chase mice out of the sitting room, and thus announce that the house is free of animals, while there is an elephant grinning on the sofa” – Andrew Wilson “Deluded by Dawking pg. 82

  5. One of the biggest disappointments for the atheist world was the defection of Antony Flew from its ranks in 2004. For over 50 years Flew was a number one proponent of atheism, and world class scholar producing over 30 books on philosophy. In an annoucnement that sent shock waves through the anti-theist camp he said he was no longer an atheist but theist! His 3 main reasons for this monumental move:
    1. Natures obedience to rational ordered laws.
    2. Humans are intelligently organised and purpose driven beings
    3. The very existence of nature itself.
    Flew makes it clear he is not a Christian – but a deist. But he is so impressed with the claims of christianity that he allowed great NT scholar N.T. Wright to have a concluding chapter in his book “there is a God” – that is pretty amazing!!

  6. ‘…prescribes…’

    Yes, the purpose-driven thing just seems off to me. But I guess that’s a whole new thread.

  7. So now Tanya Levin declares herself to be an atheist, too. Or was she an atheist when she wrote her infamous book condemning Hillsong.

    The one time darling of the anti-Hillsong discernment blogs, is now listed as one of the speakers at the ‘Rise of Atheism’ 2010 Global Atheist Convention, which ‘stars’ the very boring bore Richard Dawkins, and loud-mouthed, er, sorry, outspoken Catherine Deveny, and bitter Philip Adams, along with a list of anti-religious celebrities who are, prompted by Dawkin’s bravado, coming out like a rash on a measles victim.

    Tanya has obviously come along way since pronouncing herself a hurt and abused Christian. Now she seeks to hurt and abuse them back!

    Her ‘credits’ state:

    ‘Tanya Levin grew up in the church that became Hillsong – the country’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial and influential religious corporation. Tanya Levin is now a social worker, atheist and the author of People in Glass Houses: An Insider’s Story Of A Life In and Out Of Hillsong (2007). People in Glass Houses was shortlisted for the 2007 Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award. Tanya appeared on Enough Rope with Andrew Denton to talk about her experience with Hillsong.’

    One only has to wait for the truth to be out in many things. Everything that is hidden will be revealed.

    The list of speakers is telling, and an excellent resource as we watch the attempted rise of the atheistic religious movement in Australia, led by their high priest Dawkins, whi was such a disgrace on the ABC’s Q&A program last week, that he was openly rebuked by politicians from both sides as well as Tony Jones for his repetitive rudeness and arrogance towards Australian Christians.

    He later stated that fellow panellist, Steve Fielding had the IQ of a worm. Such is the generosity of the lead singer of the Atheist band.

    Presumably Tanya enjoys fame enough to want to be seen as part of this apparently ‘rising’ movement.

    ‘Professing themselves to be wise they became fools!’

  8. Rather than being offended by Tanya Levin, perhaps the experiences she wrote of could be examined and learnt from. These experiences were obviously part of her journey into atheism. Hopefully, her journey will not end there.

  9. God’s still got that hurting woman in His hands. Bless her soul! I think she has a lot of personal pain to deal with.

  10. I hope you’re right, but as long as she has Lynn Allison take her under wings, and blasphemers like Catherine Devine, she will be well and truly on the back foot. Is she mow being discipled by Richard Dawkins and Philip Adams? These are hardened anti-christ heretics, fierce critics of God, Christianity and Christians.

    And I remind you of Hebrews 6:
    4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,
    5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
    6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

    Is she now putting Christ to an open shame, having once been a believer? Is there a way back?

    And Hebrews 11:
    38 Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

    Where does a person stand once they have openly and publicly rejected God?

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