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Atheist Delusion - Richard Dawkins


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Richard Dawkins, the world's most famous atheist, makes his home in Oxford, England. It points to a wide array of books, articles, DVDs and audios on Richard Dawkins and The God Delusion.

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Atheist Delusion - Richard Dawkins

  1. 1. Evolution – a Theory in Crisis Part 3 of 3 The Biblical Creation Alternative and Its Implications Also available: Part 1 of 3 – The Scientific Bankruptcy of Darwinian Evolution Part 2 of 3 – The Philosophical Bankruptcy of Darwinian Evolution
  2. 2. They changed… Lord George Lyttelton Gilbert West Frank Morrison C.S. Lewis Josh McDowell John Montgomery Malcolm Muggeridge Sir William Ramsay Lee Strobel Anthony Flew
  3. 3. The stakes are high If FALSE: nothing matters. If TRUE: nothing else matters.
  4. 4. Spot the contradiction “ There is no such thing as absolute truth .”
  5. 5. What is faith? “ A brainwasher…a state of mind that leads people to believe something…in the total absence of supporting evidence…a kind of mental illness” and “one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate .” - Richard Dawkins
  6. 6. Universe from nothing by chance Odds: 0 Proof: none Life by chance Odds: 0 Proof: none The blind faith of atheism
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ Since the creation of the world </li></ul><ul><li>His invisible attributes are clearly </li></ul><ul><li>seen , being understood by the </li></ul><ul><li>things that are made, even His </li></ul><ul><li>eternal power and Godhead, </li></ul><ul><li>so that they are without excuse .” </li></ul><ul><li> Romans 1:20 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Passes the Transcriptional test </li></ul><ul><li>No. of Greek copies – 5,686 </li></ul><ul><li>Time-gap – less than 50 years </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy - over 99% </li></ul>“ The scrolls have shown that our traditional Bible has been amazingly accurately preserved for over 2,000 years .” - Eugene Ulrich
  9. 9. 2. Passes the Historical test Sir. William Ramsay: “ Luke is a historian of first rank; not merely are his statements of fact trustworthy…this author should be placed along with the very greatest of historians .”
  10. 10. 3. Passes the Consistency test <ul><li>Breadth of subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>1,600 year time period </li></ul><ul><li>40 varied authors </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4. Passes the Archaeological test William F Albright: “ There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition .”
  12. 12. 5. Passes the Contemporary Literature test Paul Maier: ‘‘ Many facts from antiquity rest on just one ancient source, while two or three sources in agreement generally render the fact unimpeachable. ’’
  13. 13. <ul><li>Passes the Predictive </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy test </li></ul>Prof. Peter Stoner: ‘‘ We find the chance that any man might have lived to the present time and fulfilled all eight prophecies is 1 in 10 17 …that would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 .’’
  14. 14. <ul><li>Passes the </li></ul><ul><li>Medical </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy test </li></ul><ul><li>Life in the blood (Lev 17:11) </li></ul><ul><li>Quarantine (Lev 13:46) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Passes the Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy test </li></ul><ul><li>The Universe had a beginning (Gen 1:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Innumerable stars (Gen 22:17) </li></ul><ul><li>Earth suspended in space (Job 26:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Water cycle (Ecc 1:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Earth round (Isa 40:22) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Jesus Christ confirmed: </li></ul><ul><li>Adam & Eve (Matt 19:4-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Noah & the ark (Luke 17:27) </li></ul><ul><li>Jonah & the whale (Matt 12:40) </li></ul><ul><li>Sodom & Gomorrah (Luke 17:29) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Darwinian evolution Biblical Creation Man from apes Man from dust Reptiles before birds Birds before reptiles Life from chemicals Life from God Blind chance Intelligent design Irreconcilable Systems
  18. 18. <ul><li>What is the Best </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation? </li></ul><ul><li>Origin of </li></ul><ul><li>the Universe </li></ul>Evolution “ the most reasonable belief is that we came from nothing, by nothing & for nothing .” Creation “ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen 1:1)
  19. 19. What is the Best Explanation? 2. Origin of a Life-friendly Planet Evolution Luck
  20. 20. 1 chance in 10 129 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000 A Life Sustaining Planet?
  21. 21. What is the Best Explanation? 2. Origin of a Life-friendly Planet Evolution Luck Creation “ God formed it to be inhabited ” (Isaiah 45:18)
  22. 22. What is the Best Explanation? 3. Origin of Life Evolution Life came from non-living chemicals by accident. ‘ Abiogenesis’ Creation Life came from the ‘living God’ by intelligent design ‘ Biogenesis’
  23. 23. What is the Best Explanation? 4. Origin of the Genetic Digital Code (DNA) Evolution DNA organised itself. Creation DNA was intelligently designed
  24. 24. What is the Best Explanation? 5. Origin of Consciousness Evolution “ Mind is a function of matter .” ‘ Monism’ Creation Man is body and spirit. ‘ Dualism’
  25. 25. Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) “ Nothing in biology makes sense without evolution .” The Reality “ Nothing at all makes sense without creation .”
  26. 26. What is the Best Explanation? 6. Origin of Morality Evolution The lice picking habits of apes Creation God imprinted the demands of His law on human minds (Romans 2:15)
  27. 27. “ There is no difference for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:22-23) “ For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not by works, lest any man should boast” (Eph 2:8) “ For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” (1 Pet 3:18) The Bible says:
  28. 28. The stakes are high If FALSE: nothing matters. If TRUE: nothing else matters.