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RICHARD DAWKINS: GETTING RID OF GOD WOULD MAKE WORLD LESS MORAL

Lord, we pray that Richard Dawkins would come to know you as his Lord and Savior.

Richard Dawkins, perhaps the world’s most famous atheist, has admitted that eliminating God from the public consciousness would pose huge problems.

Speaking to British paper The Times, Dawkins insisted that if religion were to be abolished, it would “give people a license to do really bad things.”

Expanding on his point, the Oxford University fellow said that, without the presence of a higher being, “people may feel free to do bad things because they feel God is no longer watching them.”

Reverting to his sharp rhetoric on religion, Dawkins warned that people would feel entitled to do what they like because they no longer need to obey a “divine spy camera in the sky reading their every thought,” — a description he often uses for an omnipresent God.

Dawkins revealed an experiment he came across working on his latest book, “Outgrowing God,” which intended on finding out whether people would be “good” if they felt someone was watching. The experiment, carried out by professor Melissa Bateson at the University of Newcastle, entailed the setting up of a coffee station and “honesty box” system for payments — people simply put in what they felt was the appropriate amount for their drink of choice.

However, at different points, Bateson changed the display overlooking the coffee bar, switching between a flowery image and an ominous pair of eyes.

When the eyes were watching, “nearly three times as much for their drinks when eyes were displayed,” Dawkins explained, concluding that “whether irrational or not, it does, unfortunately, seem plausible that, if somebody sincerely believes God is watching his every move, he might be more likely to be good.”

“I must say I hate that idea,” added the lifelong anti-God campaigner. “I want to believe that humans are better than that. I’d like to believe I’m honest whether anyone is watching or not.”

Responding to the Professor’s remarks, controversial creationist leader ,Ken Ham, whom Dawkins has tussled with on several occasions, commented that “Dawkins has spent his life fighting against God (the God he doesn’t believe even exists), but still recognizes that atheism (the worldview religion of Richard Dawkins) doesn’t provide the foundation for morality.”

“Without a biblical foundation, anything goes,” Ham added. “Who is to say what is right or wrong? There is no ultimate foundation. It becomes arbitrary; everyone does what’s right in their own eyes. In fact, Dawkins is admitting that atheism is totally bankrupt morally.”

(Excerpt from Faithwire. Article by Will Maule.)

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9 Replies to “RICHARD DAWKINS: GETTING RID OF GOD WOULD MAKE WORLD LESS MORAL”

  1. Lord, I pray that you would reveal yourself to Richard Dawkins in a way that he could not deny. Your word says that it is your will that none should perish. We stand in the gap for this man and ask that he would come into an amazing relationship with you.

  2. Father,
    “From the lips of children and infants you have called forth praise. Now an atheist is speaking the truth about the impact of a godless society. You are able to open the blind eyes. May the truth of what he is saying be revealed to those who are listening.May there be a spirit of repentance and reverence raised up in the land.
    I pray that we would be the salt and light that You desire so that our society will not be without You and Your word.

  3. I, along with many others, have been praying for Richard Dawkins for years. His
    “god” has been Darwin since he (Dawkins) was 17. However, Darwin has been all but discredited by the ID movement — not simply refuted — but scientifically discredited. As I said above, when Darwin’s “fall” is universally seen and accepted, God may use that to bring Dawkins to Himself in repentance. I pray it will be so.

    1. We also pray daily for Dawkins and Bill Nye, the Science guy….. May they realize their own moral faults and need of repentance…. They spend their time fighting so hard against One they don’t believe is there… yet He is… Lord, open their eyes to Your truth!

  4. I’m thanking God that Richard Dawkins would humble himself in this way, exposing Truth to his “followers.” Just as pacifists depend on warriors to protect them…, so “God deniers” depend on Christians to salt and light their world. This is a God honoring admission!
    Romans 1:20 says “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.I’m praying that the blinders of Satan will drop from Richard’s eyes and he will look fully into the face of Jesus, the author and perfector of his life!

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