Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Richard Dawkins supports Religion

Its true. Just click on the title and see that Dawkins' recent talk @ TED, a CNN.com OP-Ed, marking the 150th anniversary of Darwins "Origin..." - spawns more published and credible counter points via believers, than atheists. Even Dr. Scott Hahn has a Dawkins counterpoint book published. Dawkins articulates "the elegance of atheism" as corroding religion as well as calmly stating that militant atheism should keep rocking the boat of religion.

The interesting observation of his efforts is...where are the Dawkins Enthusiasts? I can't hear them and none of their writings are linked or displayed whenever Dawkins comes out with another crafted performance. (Thats a compliment...he really performs well publically) It becomes even more interesting when out of convenience, one reads a linked counterpoint by a Creationist or Intelligent Design proponent and the sad state of Dawkins framework is amplified.

How I feel empathy for Dawkins while reading or listening to him, that his entirety of life satisfaction comes from what he "intellectually understands". He talks directly about feeling that he lived "triumphal by having understood why he was here in the first place."

Thats it. Mere understanding.

What about Dawkins heart, spirit and will...you know...what the Bible describes as our "Soul". Where is Dawkins on a scale of spirit and soul? Sadly those aspects are veiled well out of our (and apparently his) view. When the whole of your life is valued at a measurement of intellectual comprehension, and not much more, it is then that a heart needs touching.

2 comments:

Robin Edgar said...

"Where is Dawkins on a scale of spirit and soul?"

Well since you asked. . .

I would have to say that Richard Dawkins is something of an anti-religious ASS*Soul. :-)

* ASS = Atheist Supremacist Spokesperson

The Catholic Journeyman said...

Robin - have you seen Lou Giglio in the 15 minute presentation "How Great is our God"? It confirms your bio story in a way.

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGxsI8ksX8Q&feature=related

Cant really comment on the Dawkins label of yours, but thanks for reading.