Excellent. Awesome. Brilliant. Magnificent!!
This book is much better than I expected, and it's very important - not because it supports the existence of God
, but because it encourages rational thinking. Antony Flew
inspired me. His story can be summarized: Born Christian -- Skeptic Christian -- Atheist -- Skeptic Atheist -- Believer.
In his journey, Flew
followed the Socratic principle: “We must follow the argument wherever it leads.”
And the argument led him through so many deep and dark caves of skepticism until he saw the light of God
. He deserves to be called a "True Believer"
."I must say again that the journey to my discovery of the Divine has thus far been a pilgrimage of reason. I have followed the argument where it has led me. And it has led me to accept the existence of a self-existent, immutable, immaterial, omnipotent, and omniscient Being."Flew
inspired me because he's a "True Believer"
, and true believers are so few in this world. A born Muslim, or a born Christian, who didn't experience skepticism isn't a believer! Sheikh Ahmed Deedat
once said: "you're a Muslim? You're parents are Muslims? Then, no congratulations to you! You're a Christian? You're parents are Christians? No congratulations to you too!" Deedat
means that it's not a privilege to inherit your religion. The real privilege is to find your religion - to find God.Flew
has found God
- but he didn't find religion. In his book - before he died - He said he couldn't contact God
through religion yet, but he hoped for that to happen someday. "The discovery of phenomena like the laws of nature—the communications network of the parable—has led scientists, philosophers, and others to accept the existence of an infinitely intelligent Mind. Some claim to have made contact with this Mind. I have not—yet. But who knows what could happen next?
Someday I might hear a Voice that says, “Can you hear me now?”
This is one of my favorites. I highly recommend it.