Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Why does Richard Dawkins have such a high belief in the possibility of fairies being at the bottom of the garden?

Richard Dawkins wrote in his book the God Delusion: "I am agnostic only to the extent that I am agnostic about fairies at the bottom of the garden" (God Delusion, page 74). In addition, Dawkins said in his book the God Delusion that on a 7 point scale of being sure that God does not exists: "I count myself in category 6, but leaning towards 7."

In 2012, in video recorded discussion with Rowan Williams Archbishop of Canterbury, Richard Dawkins said he was 6.9 out of 7 of sure that God does not exist and counted himself as an agnostic.

A 6.9 out of 7 would mean that Richard Dawkins believes there is about a .986 percent chance that God exists. In short, according to Dawkins, there is about a 1% chance that God exists.

Since Richard Dawkins likened God's existence to fairies being at the bottom of the garden, why does Dawkins believe there is about a 1% chance that fairies are at the bottom of the garden?

Dawkins is either being disingenuous or he is being irrational or a combination of both is occurring. Anyone who gives weight to Dawkins' views on the existence of God or his views on the creation vs. evolution controversy is obviously displaying bad judgement.

Sin is very irrational. Dr. Don Batten, a scientist at Creation Ministries International, wrote that despite Richard Dawkins' skeptical protestations, Dawkins appears to be a God-hater. This seems to be the best description of Dawkins' behavior.

It really comes as no surprise that Dawkins has been noticeably quiet about the
15 questions for evolutionists of the Question Evolution! Campaign. He obviously cannot satisfactorily answer the 15 questions.

"Truly the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil; madness is in their hearts while they live." - King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 9:3

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  1. One of the most evil, God hating kings in Judah's history was Manasseh who spread his hatred for 50 decades. But at the end of his life he came to the Lord.
    "In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God." 2 Chron 33:12,13
    Richard, if you are reading this know that, while there is life, it is never too late to turn to the Lord. Many people are praying for you. Turn to him now.

  2. No, he was using a scale of 0-7, like the Kinsey Scale, where 0 is "100% sure God exists", and 7 is "100% sure God does not exist". He isn't 100% sure God doesn't exist, but he's very confident.

  3. Cowhammer,

    I am not all impressed with Dawkins.

    Here are just a couple of reasons but I have a lot of them:

    1. Rabbi Boteach incident shows he should not be taken seriously and you can't trust what he says:

    2. The God Delusion had someone with a lot of anger promoting it, but it wasn't a very good book as Dawkins is not very well versed in philosophy or religion. Atheist philosopher Dr. Michael Ruse said The God Delusion made him embarrassed to be an atheist. Ben Stein exposed Dawkins' ignorance in these areas in the movie Expelled: Not Intelligent Required. Furthermore, for no apparent reason other than not wanting to be embarrassed because he couldn't support his view, Dawkins flipped his view on whether Jesus likely existed during his debate with Lennox. Lennox challenged him on this issue in a nice way and Dawkins quickly folded because he couldn't support his view that he wrote in The God Delusion:

  4. Dawkins can't be accurately described as a 'God-hater' by Dr Don Batten unless he believes in God. How can you hate something that you geninely believe does not exist. Would you also describe him, or yourself for that matter, as a 'fairy-hater' for espousing the believe that they do not exist. Dawkins ascribes similar odds as to the existence of God and fairies in order to highlight lack of empirical evidence for the existence of both. Although I find Dawkins' attitude and personality somewhat tiresome and peevish, his logic is difficult to fault: the chances of either God or fairies existing is impossibly remote, although there is no conclusive evidence to absolutely prove non-existence. As to the belief in either I would say this: anyone should have the right to believe in anything, although I reserve the right to find it ridiculous.

  5. The Rabbi Boteach incident (and other incidents) show that Richard Dawkins is not an honest man. See:

    What are your thoughts on the Boteach incident?


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