Posts from May 2022

Posts from May 2022

“If There’s a God, Please Lift That Dustbin Lid”

The British TV series Dixon of Dock Green ran for an incredible 25 years. In 1990, the atheistic playwright behind it, Ted Willis, moved an amendment to the Broadcasting Bill in the British Houses of Parliament, hoping to pave the way for the presentation of humanism alongside Christianity on religious programmes on the BBC. Explaining his motives to a committee in the House of Lords, Baron Willis confessed, “I am a total non-believer. I do not apologise to the committee for that.…

It’s Time to Downgrade Your Atheism

So, you’re an atheist? Yes. Are you absolutely sure that God doesn’t exist? 100% positive? Totally beyond doubt? No, I didn’t say that. I can’t absolutely prove the non-existence of God, not in the sense of mathematical proof anyway. So you’re not really an atheist, you’re an agnostic. Well…I suppose so, if you want to put it like that, but either way I don’t believe in God. Are you a soft agnostic or a hard agnostic? I mean, are you…

Stephen Hawking’s Sleight of Hand

In his 2010 book, The Grand Design, Stephen W. Hawking includes a sentence of staggering, perhaps unparalleled, sleight-of-hand proportions. “Because there is a law such as gravity,” he writes, “the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.” Surely, any thinking child above the age…

God is Obvious

From Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in the past, to John Lennox and William Lane Craig in the present, there has been a steady stream of formidable Christian apologists throughout history who have furnished the world with ample convincing arguments for the existence of God. Look out for the cosmological, teleological, moral, ontological and contingency arguments – to name a few – if you wish to explore further. The classic arguments for the existence of God are certainly not useless, but neither…