It seems that, after all, Richard Dawkins can't actually be sure God does not exist and now considers himself an agnostic. Well, well, well... in that the obvious has finally occurred to him, I say, Welcome!
After years of declaring himself supremely rational and purely scientific he has ceded what his oppenents have maintained all along, that his belief in atheism had nothing to do with science or reason as evidenced by the long overdue admission that no discipline of science or logic can ever prove his assertion. His belief in a godless universe is not the natural outcome of a rational inquiry into the matter, but rather an irrational adherence based upon a deeply held conviction that a world governed by scientific laws must be secular, which of course, is a hypothesis that can only be taken by faith.
Atheism is religion. But, then, so is Agnosticism. And, there's the rub.
Mr. Dawkins will no doubt find Agnosticism a couch in which to rest his doubts, but he will find no comfort there. He will soon discover that nature abhors a vacuum and that he has just, by his own volition, unsealed the chamber in which hordes of gods will rush through.
Agnosticism is not a safe, protected corner of in the realm of Atheism. It is an unprotected pedestal in which he is precariously perched upon in the center of a universe bustling with gods. But his fate is made worse yet because until he concedes that the gods he can't prove do not exist, might in fact actually exist, he is left without any framework in which to deal with them. The Agnostic is blind to the very gods in whose midst he now resides, deaf to their threats and mute to oppose them.
He will soon discover that Agnosticism is not a defensible retreat behind some non existent bulwark in a godless universe, but rather a reckless leap into the bubbling cauldron of paganism. He now worships the "Unkown God" that the apostle Paul discovered in the temple of Zeus on his famous missionary trip to Rome.
Without the shield of science, the Agnostic will soon find his position defenseless. He will now search for a new defense.
The good news is that history, not science, will inform the Agnostic that it was Christ who vanquished the pagan gods with his advent, even the Unknown God whom he now serves. The myriad gods that ordered society and family life in antiquity have today been marginalized down to cartoon figures by the appearance of God Himself in the Man, Jesus. It is the testimony of the apostles that will inform him who is the God of his gods.
While science is found lacking for any answer on such matters, the history of civilization is not. The written testimony, the recorded history, The Word, The Bible, is found perfectly able to order the gods in the universe he now resides.
Welcome to this crowded universe, Mr. Dawkins. I suggest you grab a Bible and saddle up!
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