Monday, November 26, 2007

British journalist blasts the anti-God “nutters”

Revealing that former British prime minister Tony Blair feared that he thought he would be labelled a “nutter” for believing in God, the Daily Mail’s Melanie Phillips weighs in on the anti-God crowd, charging that the shoe is on the other foot, “The real nutters are the fanatics who despise religious belief.” Granting that Islamic extremists who blow themselves and others to pieces are off the mental map, she argues, essentially, that the climate of intolerance that secularists create is a step in the same direction. For example, Richard Dawkins
... and his followers have created a climate of rampant intolerance towards religion, in which to acknowledge personal faith is to risk professional and social ostracism.

Yet the foundations of British society and Western civilisation rest upon the Bible and Christianity.

It is the concept of a rational creator that lies behind the rationalism of the West. The idea of equality - fundamental to Western liberalism - derives from the belief that all human beings were created in the image of God.

Of course, if all else fails, as Phillips notes, British Christians could try growing a backbone and standing up to the nonsense - as Oxford mathematician John Lennox recently did with his book God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, in which he shows that science is burying militant materialist atheism.

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