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Last week I heard that Richard Dawkins denied that he was an atheist and that he is in fact an agnostic according to a seven point scale that he created in his book God Delusion.  I found this interesting because  for the last several years Dawkins has been leading the world of atheists.  I do not know what this means for atheists if they will still uphold Dawkins as their leader or if they will adapt and call themselves agnostic.  To me, it does not really matter what you call yourself.  From watching several interviews with Dawkins I cannot see any character differences.  He is still one of the rudest people I have seen in debates.

Anyways that is all I have to say about that check out the video

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  1. 6.9! that’s funny, but sad because of the mind boggling amount of complexity we see in the universe which all operates together so elegantly. Yes, we die. But someone told us we would, and He also showed us over the centuries that He has a plan to restore that which He Himself frustrated (Romans 8:20; Gen 3:16-19; Gen 6:13).

  2. Amanda says:

    If there is something Richard Dawkins is not, it is rude in discussions og debates.
    He is incredibly classy, but at times he gets so frustrated with the incompetent people he has to deal with, that he has to cut through to get his argument acknowledged.
    The only people who see him as rude are the people who disagree with hi, which only reflects badly on them.

  3. “Last week I heard that Richard Dawkins denied that he was an atheist and that he is in fact an agnostic according to a seven point scale that he created in his book God Delusion.”

    You misheard, due to the fact that according to Dawkins’ scale, nearly everyone is an agnostic. However, being agnostic (according to Dawkins) does not mean one can’t also be an atheist.

    Agnosticism references knowledge, whereas atheism references belief. As belief and knowledge are different things, it is not conflicting to be both an atheist and an agnostic.

    ” I do not know what this means for atheists if they will still uphold Dawkins as their leader”

    Do we?

    I don’t.

    Do a significant number of atheists uphold Dawkins as their leader? I don’t think so. He’s upheld as a smart scientist and interesting speaker/author. He’s a ‘leading’ atheist in that he’s famous. But I don’t personally know of any atheists who think of him as their leader.

  4. Vicki Mildren says:

    I don’t think you can call yourself an agnostic or an athiest once you have said, as Richard did in this interview, that you know God exists, seeing that agnostisim is not having made up your mind, and athieism is saying (thinking you know) that God does not exist. This universe is FULL of evidence of a Creator, but still people CHOOSE to ignore it, to their detriment. Our eternal existence depends on acknowledging God, and accepting that Jesus is Christ, who died on the cross and bore the burden of punishment for the sins we commit, for there is NO other name under heaven by which we can be saved from the wrath that IS coming. As someone has said, ‘you may think you can make up your mind at the 11th hour, and then you die at 10:30.

  5. Dave Lewis says:

    For those who are Atheists, they most likely believe in Evolution, as being fact. But, the fact is, is that there is No Fossil Record, because animals they said died “Millions of years ago”, were seen by Marco Polo and Columbus, and were even on Noah’s Ark.
    Also, the real fact is, that God has given us a lease on the earth, and it is 6,000 years; so it would be impossible to be millions of years old.
    Evolution was started by a lier, and is upheld by the Atheist “Scientists” of today. Did you know that you can make Petrified wood, in about a week, in your bathtub. Dinosaurs were created by artists, and even “Lucy”, was made of of different bone fragment, miles apart. Hitler believed in Evolution, and the SS was made up of 90% homosexuals, because they believe in Evolution, and they have no morals, and believe that people evolved, and that Jews werre inferior, because they honored life. Frank Peretti used to be an Atheist Colomnist. He has some DVD’s at compass.org. Some interesting ones for atheists, are: “The Dangers of Evolution”; “Answers for Atheists”; “The Bible’s Big Picture”; “The Great Debate”; “What Happens When You Die?”; “One Minute After You Die”; “Doctrines of Demons: Who Qualifies as a Cult”; “God’s Way or Man’s Way”; “A Few Things I Learned Since I Knew it All”; “God, Judgement & Weather”; “Incredible Creatures t5hat Defy Evolution”; “Noah’s Ark and Dinosaurs”; “Darwin V. Scientific Fact”; “The Evil Fruit of Evolution”; “Our Amazing Universe”; “100 Scientific Reasons Evolution is Stupid”; “Thousands NOT Millions”; “Israel & the Last Days (Israel)”; “Hell on Earth (Tribulation)”; “Your Future Judgement Day (Judgement)”; “End-Time Prophecy Deception”; “Steeling Studies Vol.2 “7 Years of Hell on Earth” (This is when the Two Witnesses show up at the Wailing Wall, after the Anti-Christ has come in to power.
    The witnesses will convert may of the Jews, into forgivness through Yeshua, but will be “Killed” by the Anti-Christ. Then The Anti-Christ will kill 2 out of every 3 jews that remain, who have not accpted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

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