I have read the God Delusion.
I am waiting to recieve the Greatest Show on Earth.
I want to read all of Dawkins books so I dont miss anything.
But what I find is Dawkins is like a JW.
He tells you what is wrong with religion, all the other religions.
Except his religion.
The kind of Science that you cant prove with the scientific method.
The kind of Science that is all theory and conjecture.
Dawkins can be as correct as the Witnesses, the Baptist, the Catholics.
Its the part that hes not right about that makes him wrong.
I like Dawkins dont get me wrong and for someone like me I have to read him to uncover
all the stones.
But at 57 years old I have a feeling I am not going to know the answer to this
great mystery while I am a live.
Oh I can know the answer in a JW, Richard Dawkins kind of way.
But I am talking about the real answer with no holes, no conflicts all the ducks in a row.
I dont think man gets that answer in this life.
If you want to have the peace that comes from God you have to be child like and
simple at least in your thought processes regarding God and origens.
Richard Dawkins is a materialist, He doesnt allow for beings, entities in other dimensions.
So his view and explanations are limited to only what can be seen touched or known
as of today.
To me there is a strong posibility that there is something or someone interacting with man
that we cant see or put in the test tube.
But I have read and will continute to read Dawkins and give him 2 thumbs up for presenting his views.
The thought goes through my mind that after reading Dawkins you will be left like you were
when you left the witnesses empty and you will have a long list of ideas and theories that
dont hold water.
You will know why everybody else is wrong for having the peace that they have.
But does that give you or me peace?
I would like to be like the bible says be either hot or cold.
I would like to be hot for Dawkins and atheism, evolution.
I would like to be hot for God and creation.
But hot for either would be just like being a witness on fire for some idea
and ignoring all the discrepancies and conflicts.
The devil is always in the details
That leaves me like a cork bobbing in the ocean this way and that.
My studies on happiness say delude yourself into believing what you know isnt
true so you can have peace.
I can choose from the God Delusion.
Or the Atheist delusion.
Which delusion makes more happy chemicals in my brain?
Cold hard reality.
Or that I have a benevolent maker, provider and God.