Thursday, January 06, 2005

ONE FLEW OVER. Much has been made recently of the change of heart by Britain's Anthony Flew. Flew is a philosopher and, until recently, an atheist. He now claims to believe in a god of some sort, for he says only some sort of super intelligence could have created life in all its complexity. It is good that his 81 years of study and thought have brought him to Genesis 1 and Romans 1:19-20.

He is not, however, ready to believe in God as revealed in the Bible, or, more accurately, as Flew thinks he is revealed in the Bible. Flew thinks that the Bible depicts God as a cosmic Saddam Hussein. (You don't want be standing too close to him in the judgment). He actually grew up in the Methodist church, but became an atheist at age 15. Anthony, you might want to read the Bible before you decide how it portrays God.

With more thinking, Flew might get there. He claims that his life is built on the principle of following the evidence, wherever it leads. He sees the creator of life as a being with intelligence and purpose. The next logical step, then, is to find out what that purpose is. If that purpose involves mankind, including Mr. Flew, it would behoove him to know. I pray that he finds it.

Blessed is he whose help is the Lord his God, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-the Lord who remains faithful forever. Psalm 146:5-6.
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