On November 24, 1859, exactly 150 years ago, the world was treated with the popularization of the theory of evolution through the first edition of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of the Species.”
Well, on this the 150th year anniversary call him the comeback kid: we have the likes of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitckens, militant neo-atheists—who would like nothing more than to rid humanity of any semblance of belief in God.
In fact, in an interview with CNN, Dawkins, professor at Oxford, says, “”I believe a true understanding of Darwinism is deeply corrosive to religious faith” (read entire interview…)
CNN: What’s your sense of Darwin’s influence around the world?
Dawkins: Evolution is almost universally accepted among those who understand it, almost universally rejected by those who don’t.
For a Richard Dawkins, belief in God is one of the world’s great evils, if not the greatest:
I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the small-pox virus but harder to eradicate. (quoted in Dembski’s The End of Christianity, p. 4)
The likes of Dawkins must be engaged and refuted intelligently. Not dismissed a priori.
A few Christian thinkers are doing just that (see Alister McGrath The Dawkins Delusion?)