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Atheist Philosopher, 81, Now Believes in God

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posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 04:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) _ A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind. He now believes in God -- more or less -- based on scientific evidence, and says so on a video released Thursday.

Any opinions about this?

posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 05:05 AM
In order to denounce the existence of something, one must acknowledge that it exists to begin with; this is simply logic. The concept is well embedded into our minds, it's just the form this concept takes which must be defined.

The proble lies it the definition of "God." Amongst the plethora of faiths, I reject the anthropomorphic definition employed by many western faiths, as does this man, and find them to be tools of manipulation and exploition; these are not Gods of devine grace, these are Gods of mans greed and abhorance towards the finitudes of life which he cannot bode with.

The good doctor could just be pulling our legs, as a good kicks before he parts into the next life..


[edit on 14-12-2004 by ZeroDeep]

posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 05:12 AM
Wrong, wrong, wrong. We've discussed this in ATS more than once.

Christains are at again with their grammatical tricks. He never said he believes in God.

He is still an atheist

posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 05:15 AM
It seems to me that after this philosphers lifelong search for answers and knowledge is coming to a close a need for something beyond his life is becoming more evident to him. He seems to not believe in a god in a Christian sort of way, but the way in which a "god" or supreme being(i like the term first or initial agent) started what we know as everything that exists. There had to be a creator, because the idea of infinity does not make logical sense to a human that has constantly lived it's life with everything containing a beginning or end. This irony is that this misunderstanding is probably the weakness to our species/currentbeliefs on a whole.

posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 07:23 PM
All we know is that nobody knows.

It's illogical to say that everything came from nothing because that a paradox.

It's illogical to say everything always was because anything must have a beginning.

It's equally or more illogical to say that everything came from a god, because that god must have come from somewhere, and if you can dodge this bullet by saying god always existed then the universe could have always existed too, discounting that philosophy to a cheap trick.

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