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Article from 2005 indicated Antony Flew abandoned atheism because of Law of Biogenesis!!!!

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Does God Exist? Thomas Warren vs. Antony Flew

Published on Jan 2, 2014

Date: September 20-23, 1976
Location: North Texas State University

Christian debater: Thomas B. Warren
Atheist debater: Antony G.N. Flew

For Thomas Warren: http://www.warrenapologeticscenter.org/

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Antony Flew and his conversion to theism

Uploaded on Aug 12, 2011

Antony Flew, a well known spokesperson for atheism for several decades, changed his mind and turned from atheism to Deism. Professor Flew, who was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading, has given clear reasons why he made that transition. These reasons have been presented briefly in this compilation.

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The Bible and Science (Part 01)

Discussion (1 of 3): Antony Flew, N.T. Wright, and Gary Habermas

Uploaded on Sep 22, 2010

A discussion with Antony Flew, N.T. Wright, and Gary Habermas. This was held at Westminster Chapel March, 2008

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Moral Implications of Atheism – Kyle Butt

Quotes William Provine, Dan Barker, Charles Darwin,Peter Singer, James Rachels, Eric R. Pianka,  Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris

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Is There a God? William Lane Craig vs Victor J. Stenger (University of Hawaii, 2003)

Uploaded on Jul 31, 2011

http://reasonablefaith.org – University of Hawaii, 2003 – Is There a God? William Lane Craig vs Victor J. Stenger. A debate before a packed house at the University of Hawaii with Professor of Physics Victor Stenger in which Craig and Stenger square off on such issues as the Big Bang and the beginning of time, the odds of the fine-tuning of the constants and quantities requisite for life, evil and moral values, religious experience, and many more. This is William Lane Craig’s first debate with atheist Victor Stenger.

Craig’s second debate with Stenger: http://youtu.be/EjOs62PJciI

William Lane Craig and his arguments and evidence for God:

Contingency Argument for God (the Leibnizian Argument):

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Kalam Cosmological Argument for God:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Teleological Argument for God:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Ontological Argument for God:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Moral Argument for God:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list…

Belief in God as Properly Basic:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=PLE…

Links to videos of William Lane Craig:

http://drcraigvideos.blogspot.com

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Article from 2005 indicated Antony Flew abandoned atheism because of Law of Biogenesis!!!!

 

Weighing the Evidence

An Atheist Abandons Atheism

By Chuck Colson|Published Date: January 10, 2005

Antony Flew, the 81-year-old British philosophy professor who taught at Oxford and other leading universities, became an atheist at age 15. Throughout his long career he argued — including in debates with an atheist-turned-Christian named C. S. Lewis — that there was a “presumption of atheism,” that is, the existence of a creator could not be proved.

But he’s now been forced to face the evidence. It comes from the Intelligent Design movement, led by Dr. Phillip Johnson and particularly the work of Michael Behe, the Lehigh biochemist who has proven the “irreducible complexity” of the human cell structure. Though eighty-one years old, Flew has not let his thinking fossilize, but has faithfully followed his own dictum to “go where the evidence leads.”

Christian philosophy professor Gary Habermas of Liberty University conducted an interview with Flew that will be published in the winter issue of Philosophia Christi, the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and Biola University. Flew told Habermas that a pivotal point in his thinking was when he realized two major flaws in the various theories of how nature might have created itself. First, he recognized that evolutionary theory has no reasonable explanation for “the first emergence of living from non-living matter” — that is, the origin of life. Second, even if a living cell or primitive animal had somehow assembled itself from non-living chemicals, he reasoned it would have no ability to reproduce.

Flew told Habermas, “This is the creature, the evolution of which a truly comprehensive theory of evolution must give some account. Darwin himself was well aware that he had not produced such an account. It now seems to me that the findings of more than fifty years of DNA research have provided materials for a new and enormously powerful argument to design.”

Flew has, thus, become a Deist — that is, he acknowledges God as creator but not as a personal deity. In his opinion, “There is no room either for any supernatural revelation of that God or any transactions between that God and individual human beings.” In fact, he told a group last May that he considers both the Christian God and the Islamic God to be “omnipotent Oriental despots — cosmic Saddam Husseins.”

But a crack is beginning to develop in his opinion that God hasn’t spoken through Scripture. When he reads the first chapter of Genesis, Flew says he’s impressed that a book written thousands of years ago harmonizes with twenty-first-century science. “That this biblical account might be scientifically accurate,” says Flew, “raises the possibility that it is revelation.” A book containing factual statements that no human knew about at the time of writing seems to argue that the authors must have had coaching from the Creator.

The evidence is there for all who will look, as his one-time adversary C. S. Lewis discovered, and as more and more thinking intellectuals are discovering today. So it is that Antony Flew, perhaps the most famous philosopher of atheism, is just a step or two away from the kingdom.


For further reading and information:Today’s BreakPoint offer: Read Dr. Gary Habermas’s interview with Antony Flew, “Atheist Becomes Deist: Exclusive Interview with Former Atheist Anthony Flew,” from the winter 2004 issue of Philosophia Christi.

Read more about “irreducible complexity” in the “Worldview for Parents” page titled, “More Than Coincidence.”

Famous Atheist Now Believes in God,” ABC News, 9 December 2004.

Stuart Wavell and Will Iredale, “Sorry, says atheist-in-chief, I do believe in God after all,” London Sunday Times, 12 December 2004.

Andrew Klavan, “Going All the Way: An atheist ‘converts’ to intelligent design. Why so timid, Mr. Flew?” Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2004.

Read the “Letter from Antony Flew on Darwinism and Theology” from Philosophy Now.

Read Flew’s previous position: “The Presumption of Atheism” from his 1984 book God Freedom and Immortality: A Critical Analysis.

Jonathan Witt, “Entertaining the notion of a place of wonder,” Seattle Times, 20 December 2004.

Peter S. Williams, “A Change of Mind for Antony Flew,” Access Research Network.

William Dembski, ed., Uncommon Dissent: Intellectuals Who Find Darwinism Unconvincing (ISI, 2004).

Phillip E. Johnson, The Right Questions (InterVarsity, 2002).

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