Today I received the following comment on my blog post Language, Truth and Logic; and, as my reply was getting a little lengthy, I thought I would answer it here in open forum.
Thanks for your comment Max:
“As you are a Christian, Richard Dawkins will never be able to convince you of his point of view. You are the opposite side not the neutral side. That’s exactly the problem with Christians; their truth is ‘the’ truth.”
First off, I do fully understand Richard Dawkins’ point of view and I was actually very interested in reading his book The God Delusion. As an eminent and well respected scholar, emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and probably the most vociferous atheist of our time, I was expecting a lot more from his book.
The central argument of the book is indeed pitiful as I pointed out in my previous post and I am sorry if that language offends you or causes you to think of me as having a completely closed mind. But the fact is that it does not matter whether you are a Christian or not, anyone with a decent grasp of logic should be able to understand why his argument is fallacious.
With regard to your comment about Christians, that’s quite a generalisation. Perhaps you’ve never met a Christian who is prepared to debate in logical terms without reference to personal revelation or recourse to the Bible. That was actually the point of my post.
If you are interested in reading what I had to say about The God Delusion, you can read my posts here:
The God Delusion
And, if you can open your mind to truth and the application of logic, this is why Richard Dawkins is wrong:
As you will see, the above post simply looks at the logic of his argument and shows it to be false. As I said, without reference to what you call the Christian “truth”.
The fact is that it is ridiculous to attempt to argue for the proposition that God does not exist on the basis of logic, as he has attempted to do. And, whilst I have great respect for the man and some of his other work, I have no respect for his argument.