God knows why faith is thriving – SFGate.com

Dinesh D’Souze has an interesting article over at sfgate.com in response to some of the new books out by guys like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris.

The Rev. Ron Carlson, a popular author and lecturer, sometimes presents his audience with two stories and asks them whether it matters which one is true.

In the secular account, “You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach 3 1/2 billion years ago. You are a mere grab bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a meaningless universe. You came from nothing and are going nowhere.”

In the Christian view, by contrast, “You are the special creation of a good and all-powerful God. You are the climax of His creation. Not only is your kind unique, but you are unique among your kind. Your Creator loves you so much and so intensely desires your companionship and affection that He gave the life of His only son that you might spend eternity with him.”

Now imagine two groups of people — let’s call them the Secular Tribe and the Religious Tribe — who subscribe to one of these two views. Which of the two is more likely to survive, prosper and multiply?

Related Links:
Albert Mohler – Dawkins and the God Delusion Revisted
Albert Mohler Radio – Sam Harris author of “A Letter To A Christian Nation”
John Piper – Meditations After a Monday at Barnes & Noble
NPR Interview – Sam Harris
NPR Interview – Richard Dawkins
Dawkins Outclassed On Irish Radio
Stand To Reason – Christianity’s Real Record

Dawkins on the Colbert Report

Sam Harris – Idea City 05


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