Classic Calvin #3

Even though he wrote it 400 years ago, he still seems to slam Dawkins and his ilk:

‘Can anything be more detestable than this madness in man, finding God a hundred times both in his body and his soul, makes his excellence in this respect a pretext for denying that there is a God.’


Why are the athiests so strong in their views?
Sinclair Ferguson recalls this story that shows the attitude of the ilk:

At the memorial service for the “atheist” British novelist Sir Kingsley Amis, his son Martin related how his father had been asked by the Russian author Yevgeni Yevtushenko if it were true he was an atheist. Sir Kingsley tellingly replied: “Yes. But it is more than that. You see, I hate him!”

Perhaps that is why Dawkins would go so far as to say he’d rather a girl be sexually abused than brought up in a religious home…

I guess this would prove the first point of Calvinism: Total Depravity.

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 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 men are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools


4 thoughts on “Classic Calvin #3

  1. It’s probably because when we do we’re discussing God. We like discussing God. We like God.

    Why do atheist (like Dawkins) bother mentioning God at all? Isn’t it a bit counter productive to keep reminding everyone about him?

  2. I can think of at least one case where it has been not just unproductive, but even counter-productive for Dawkins.

    When the God Delusion was first published and there was all the media coverage, one man got so pipped off with all the fuss that he read the book, thought it rubbish, went to church so as to check out “the other side’s point of view” and became a Christian because of what he heard there.

    To give you a serious answer Scatheist, we spend the time we do on him mostly because we want people to know the truth about God – in particularly about Jesus Christ – and we don’t want people to believe the stuff Dawkins writes.

    Thats why we spend so much time on him, normally. However Christians aren’t perfect, and to be honest sometimes taking pot shots at Dawkins is just so easy….

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