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Maurice Abdullah



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Dawkins grasping at strings Reply with quote

Sallam all
strange ideas in london
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brother Maurice, what is wrong with this. When he himself says that there is no god except for one who is not god.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the best refutes against modern atheism I have ever read:



There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

Professor Antony Flew

In one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, Professor Antony Flew, the worlds leading atheist, announced he now believes in God. In this book, a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker reveals where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him: belief in God as designer.

http://www.amazon.com/There-God-Notorious-Atheist-Changed/dp/B001FOR58K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224974204&sr=1-1


British philosopher Flew has long been something of an evangelist for atheism, debating theologians and pastors in front of enormous crowds. In 2004, breathless news reports announced that the nonagenarian had changed his mind. This book tells why. Ironically, his arguments about the absurdity of God-talk launched a revival of philosophical theists, some of whom, like Alvin Plantinga and Richard Swinburne, were important in Flew's recent conversion to theism. Breakthroughs in science, especially cosmology, also played a part: if the speed or mass of the electron were off just a little, no life could have evolved on this planet. Perhaps the arrogance of the New Atheists also emboldened him, as Flew taunts them for failing to live up to the greatness of atheists of yore. The book concludes with an appendix by New Testament scholar and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright, arguing for the coherence of Christian belief in the resurrection. Flew praises Wright, though he maintains some distance still from orthodox Christianity. The book will be most avidly embraced by traditional theists seeking argumentative ammunition. It sometimes disappoints: quoting other authorities at length, citing religion-friendly scientists for pages at a time and belaboring side issues, like the claim that Einstein was really a religious believer of sorts. (Nov.)
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Review
"A fascinating record …it will come as a most uncomfortable jolt to those who were once his fellow atheists." -- Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University

"A most valuable and readable overview of the many evidential changes of landscape that 20th century science is furnishing to the oldest question in Western civilization: Is there a God?" -- American Spectator

"A stellar philosophical mind ponders the latest scientific results. The conclusion: a God stands behind the rationality of nature." -- Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box and The Edge of Evolution

"Antony Flew not only has the philosophical virtues; he has the virtues of the philosopher. Civil in argument, relentlessly reasonable…." -- Ralph McInerny, Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

"Flew couldn’t be more engaging and remain an analytic philosopher..." -- Booklist

"Flew’s exposition will be a source for reflective inquiry for many, many years..." -- Daniel N. Robinson, Philosophy Department, Oxford University

"The most lucid and penetrative pieces of philosophical theology to appear in years, altogether brilliant." -- The Catholic Herald

"This is a fascinating and very readable account …" -- Professor John Hick, Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

"This is a remarkable book in many ways." -- Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions

"Towering and courageous... Flew’s colleagues in the church of fundamentalist atheism will be scandalized." -- Francis S. Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God --
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dear brilliant AY,

You shower gold on our/your own forum and everywhere.

May God bless you, increase us in knowledge and keep us on the Straight Path.
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Dr. Shabbir
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear brother Maurice,

It is beyond my understanding how scientific minds could deny the existence of the Almighty Creator.

A tornado hitting a junk yard will not end up producing a Boeing 747. Even the "Big Bang" must have a Master Mind behind it.

"The Universe is too organized to be the result of an accident," declared Einstein.

And Carl Sagan, the renowned American philosopher, exclaimed, "In order to make an apple-pie from scratch, we would have to reinvent the Universe!"

"The universe is the creation of a Master Mathematician who neither errs nor makes any exceptions.” (Galileo Gallilee)
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