It is always interesting when the protagonists of two opposing camps meet. Dr Richard Dawkins is the famous author of The God Delusion. His main effort is to convince people that the God of the Bible does not exist and His Book (the Bible) was the product of ancient and ignorant tribes men. So it has no special significance or value. One day he met the Holy Spirit, the inspiration behind the 66 books of the Bible.
What was the first question the Holy Spirit asked Dawkins after the introductions?
# 1. Evolution. He was curious to know what inspired Richard to devote almost his whole life to promote something that is manifestly untrue (evolution), and based upon that, decide that the Creator God does not exist and therefore the Bible is not true?
- Richard’s reply was that Darwin conclusively proved that there is no Creator God. When prompted to show where in the book, On the Origin of Species Darwin proved it, Dawkins could only point to the artificial breeding of dogs, pigeons, and domestic cattle. The implication and deduction was that life forms are able to change from one species to another over time.
- Logically, the Holy Spirit pointed out that the dogs always remained dogs. As the dogs became more ‘specialised’ they lost more and more genetic information. Their DNA deteriorates. So they will never develop into more complex life forms like lions or bears.
# 2. Origin of life. When the Holy Spirit asked him about the origin of life, Richard came alive. He had the answer: scientists are working on it and will soon discover how first life on planet earth began. Besides, he was sure that life would be found on other planets. Asked about the names of those planets (remember God made them all, knows them each by name and what they are like – Isaiah 40:26), Dawkins again affirmed that they will still be discovered. So, in the mean time people have to believe evolution, without evidence?
# 3. Big Bang. Then the Holy Spirit queried him about his strange reliance on future events, and his refusal to accept that God has a future plan to create new heavens and a new earth.
- Richard lamely explained that God does not exist. He did not create the universe, because it was the result of the big bang: nothing expanded and formed it all. Nothing gave rise to all of nature we see around us.
- So the Holy Spirit asked him why he cannot believe that God, as the logical cause, created everything from nothing? He just replied that he does not like God and does not want to be in His company. The Holy Spirit reassured him that he has nothing to fear. There is no chance that Richard will ever be in God’s presence, unless he decides that God is not so bad.
At that the Holy Spirit greeted Richard cordially, hoping the man would avert the coming catastrophe when he dies and faces God.