Late Sunday, Fox News contributor, Johnnie Moore, reported that the infamous atheist, Richard Dawkins, was recently defeated, in convincing fashion, during a debate regarding the future role of religion in the 21st Century. Moore's article, Atheism is a Religion, too, garnered a lot of attention, with nearly 8k Facebook "Likes" and just under 400 "Tweets" as of Tuesday evening.
According to The Cambridge Student Online, the debate was centered on the motion set forth by the Cambridge Union, titled "This House Believes Religion has no place in the 21st Century".
Debating Dawkins, was former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams - who is currently Master of Magdalene College.
As The Cambridge Student Online reported:
"Richard Dawkins faced defeat in yesterday's Cambridge Union debate against Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and current new Master of Magdalene College, as Cambridge students voted 324 versus 138 against the motion of 'This House Believes Religion has no place in the 21st Century' in the most high-profile debate staged at the Union so far this term."
Among his comments, according to The Cambridge Student, Dawkins referred to religion as a "cop-out" and a "betrayal of the intellect and everything human that is good."
Fox News contributor, Johnnie Moore, however, pointed out, "Atheists are, in fact, some of the most religious people."
He explains why. Likening it to the belief system of theists, Moore explains the belief system of atheists:
"First, they have a functioning God under whom they are subservient (normally it’s science or rationality, but mainly themselves), and that idea of God informs the way they live and interpret their lives. It informs their biases and determines their values, and governs any sense of morality or ethics they adhere too, or ignore. Once that’s all settled all that’s left is the preaching. And they preach all the time."
In other words, atheists are religious in that they worship or adhere to the morals or ethics of a different god. It may not be the God of the bible, but it is "science", or "rationality" or, in most cases, the "self". It is the "self" that has become the god.
Atheism is a system of belief that assumes there is no god; it is also a doctrine commonly preached, denying the existence of a god, or a creator.
As Moore points out in his piece, claiming to be on the side of science, many atheists mock or ridicule theists, while ignoring the reality that they, themselves, have zero empirical evidence which proves that there is no god.
"Instead of just ignoring God, or the idea of God, atheist preachers feel somehow compelled to rid the Earth of him; so they argue endlessly that theists can’t prove God exists without confessing that they can’t prove he doesn’t either."
The following video, Ben Stein vs Richard Dawkins - reveals that, in reality, Dawkins appears to be nothing more than a creationist, or intelligent-design proponent in denial.
When asked to explain the origin of life, Dawkins answers as follows:
"It could be that...uhhh....at some earlier time, somewhere in the universe, a civilization evolved by, probably some kind of Darwinian means, to a very, very high level of technology and designed a form of life that they seeded perhaps onto this planet . Uhmm....that is a possibility and an intriguing possibility and I suppose it's possible you might find evidence for that if you look at the detail...the details of biochemistry, molecular biology, you might find a signature of some sort of designer."
In other words, there is a "designer". Dawkins and others like him simply deny that it is the God of the bible. It is a "god" of their choice, which is the foundation for the religion of atheism.
The students at Cambridge Union voted overwhelmingly against Dawkins and his insistence that, "As the century goes by, religion has less and less place to exist. It's high time to send it packing."
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