Written by Dr. Ray Bohlin
A Note from Dr. Ray Bohlin, president of Probe. . .
Part One of Richard Dawkins' British two-part video series "The Root of All Evil?" certainly seems like a strange link to have on Probe's homepage. Let me explain why it is here.
In Probe Ministries May fundraising letter I referenced this program as an example of the kinds of things the new atheists (e.g., Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris) are saying about faith and Christianity in general. I lifted a few quotes from Dawkins from the first few minutes of the video:
He labeled faith as a process of non-thinking, referred to Christianity as an evident falsehood and a bronze age myth. The Bible was referred to as merely ancient scribblings.
In the opening segment Dawkins stated simply that There is no well-demonstrated reason to believe in God.
In quoting Dawkins I felt obligated to allow our donors to hear and see his comments in their full context. The link was too long, and it complicated the letter. The next best thing was to put it on the Web site. Thats what we agreed to do and mentioned this opportunity in the letter to our donors. We apologize for any confusion.
View the video by atheist professor Richard Dawkins online here.
Probe welcomes this opportunity to respond to the new atheists with truth from a biblical worldview. Will you join us in the vital work of equipping believers and reaching out to thinking unbelievers around the world through a tax-deductible contribution? Click here to give now.
Read Dr. Ray Bohlin's full letter here.
© 2007 Probe Ministries
About the Author
Raymond G. Bohlin is Vice President of Vision Outreach at Probe Ministries. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S., zoology), North Texas State University (M.S., population genetics), and the University of Texas at Dallas (M.S., Ph.D., molecular biology). He is the co-author of the book The Natural Limits to Biological Change, served as general editor of Creation, Evolution and Modern Science, co-author of Basic Questions on Genetics, Stem Cell Research and Cloning (The BioBasics Series), and has published numerous journal articles. Dr. Bohlin was named a Research Fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture in 1997, 2000 and 2012.
What is Probe?
Probe Ministries is a non-profit ministry whose mission is to assist the church in renewing the minds of believers with a Christian worldview and to equip the church to engage the world for Christ. Probe fulfills this mission through our Mind Games conferences for youth and adults, our 3-minute daily radio program, and our extensive Web site at www.probe.org.
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