We as followers of Jesus are reassured by the opposition party that our God is a baby killer. There are many atheistic and skeptic blogs that sing the same song, ‘God is a killer (of innocent people).’ 1 Steve Wells discusses it in his book, ‘Drunk with Blood.’ 2 As they get their information about God from the Bible, we have no other option than to use the Bible to find out if it is true. We want to discuss some of the ‘Goliaths’ of the Bible Bashing party, and other ‘warriors.’
# Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins tells all and asunder that the Creator God of the Bible is fiction. Evolution is science and the creator of nature. It is a fact because Darwin proved it.
- His book, ‘The Greatest Show on Earth, the Evidence for Evolution,’ is supposed to prove the grand fact of evolution. 3
- But if evolution is true science, Richard Dawkins should boast many, many scientific patents for his inventions as a life long investigator of the science of evolution (real, operational science leads to patents like those of Thomas Edison). It doesn’t seem as if he has patented many applications or discovered many laws of nature.
- If Dawkins’ book, ‘The God Delusion’ administered the knock-out to God, why do the attacks and controversies around Him never cease? 4 Is it because God is still very much alive?
# Lawrence Krauss
Is Lawrence Krauss correct when he struts around and tells us that God has no content, but science has? Then he presents his content – the ‘scientific’ fact of dark matter, dark energy and the multiverse. 5 There is no scientific proof whatsoever for any of them and they make up 95% of the universe. We can only observe and investigate 5% of their cosmos. What ‘content’ is in that?
# Millions of other contenders against God
Like Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins, there are millions of other contenders against God. Whether they are atheists, skeptics, unbelievers, followers of Islam, or whatever, they have one common goal: the God of the Bible with its 66 books that testify about Him, is bad news. Their animosity towards God binds them together.
# Bible Bashing
What makes the Bible so exceptional that Bible Bashing has been a popular pass time (and full time occupation for many) for the last almost 2,000 years? Does the Bible have an extremely dangerous message? Does it command its followers to bomb cities, burn down buildings, decapitate people, use suicide bombs, et cetera? Does it lead people to subvert governments? Or is there something else at play with these attacks on God and the Bible?
‘Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you.’ 1 Corinthians 15:58
P.S. We will continue the discussion in the category, ‘Lawsuits against God.’
- Dwindling in Unbelief, rationalwiki.org, skepticsannotatedbible.
- com, debunkingskeptics.com, godlessgeeks.com
- Drunk with Blood, Steve Wells, CreateSpace Bookstore
- Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth, the Evidence for Evolution, Bantam Press, 2009
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, Bantam Press, 2006
- Various debates, with Stephen Meyer and Henry Lamoureux, and others