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

There Is a God How the World s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind In one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew the world s leading atheist now believes in God Flew is a pioneer for mod

  • Title: There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind
  • Author: Antony Flew Roy Abraham Varghese
  • ISBN: 9780061335297
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew, the world s leading atheist, now believes in God.Flew is a pioneer for modern atheism His famous paper, Theology and Falsification, was first presented at a meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club chaired by C S Lewis and went on to become the most wIn one of the biggest religion news stories of the new millennium, the Associated Press announced that Professor Antony Flew, the world s leading atheist, now believes in God.Flew is a pioneer for modern atheism His famous paper, Theology and Falsification, was first presented at a meeting of the Oxford Socratic Club chaired by C S Lewis and went on to become the most widely reprinted philosophical publication of the last five decades Flew earned his fame by arguing that one should presuppose atheism until evidence of a God surfaces He now believes that such evidence exists, and There Is a God chronicles his journey from staunch atheism to believer.For the first time, this book will present a detailed and fascinating account of Flew s riveting decision to revoke his previous beliefs and argue for the existence of God Ever since Flew s announcement, there has been great debate among atheists and believers alike about what exactly this conversion means There Is a God will finally put this debate to rest.This is a story of a brilliant mind and reasoned thinker, and where his lifelong intellectual pursuit eventually led him belief in God as designer.

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    1. 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 cav [...]

    2. On the face of it, this is a provocative and interesting book. Flew is a British philosopher, noted for numerous books proclaiming an atheist worldview, who in 2004 startled the intellectual world by announcing that he has changed his mind and is now a religious believer.Some of Flew's points are well taken, for example his analysis of the ongoing debate over the "multiverse" and big bang cosmology. For those of you who are not familiar with this, many scientists are currently perplexed by numer [...]

    3. In "There's a God", Flew takes us in an intellectual journey searching for God. Starting with Plato's logic ( We must follow the argument wherever it leads), he managed to compare new Science discoveries & late scientists' opinions like "Einstein, Hawking .c" to old philosophers (mainly Russell & Spinoza), and also to attack famous atheists like "Dawkins". He managed to review his own beliefs and came to a new radical conclusion on his question of: God, "superior mind," "Illimitable supe [...]

    4. Anthony Flew was one of the philosophical fountainheads of much of the atheist thinking of the 20th century. When he announced he had decided the best evidence and argument no longer supported that position, that he in fact had become a deist, atheist believers were shocked. They assumed that this was a late-age deathbed conversion. Flew begins his book by disposing of that notion. What led him to accept that the existence of God (an omniscient, omnipotent, creator being) was the same thing that [...]

    5. I was raised a Christian, and was a very ardent church member and proponent of my faith up until the age of 21. In the 9 years since my "apostasy", I have continued to read books on both sides of the God debate. I have endeavored to follow the evidence where it leads, as the author of this book, Antony Flew, has asserted for himself. It was then of interest to me that a well-known atheist such as Flew should claim to now believe in God. This announcement was a hot topic a few years back (prior t [...]

    6. The book is in three sections. Each section is like a time-lapse view at a portion of this incredible man's life. I found it amazing that this great British philosopher managed in his book to both profoundly analyze, and easily portray his thoughts and beliefs in each section of the book.He has an amazing ability to analyze inputs and thoughts and how they originate, develop and culminate into a final 'belief'. Temporary as they may have been; all his beliefs, as the book states, resulted out of [...]

    7. For more than 50 years atheists turned to the writings of Antony Flew, a British philosopher. Flew first came to fame with the essay, Theology and Falsification, which he presented at the C.S. Lewis chaired Socratic Society at Oxford. He spent the next 50 years as an atheist, but he always added the caveat: I'll follow where the evidence leads. In 2004, at a conference on atheism in New York City, Flew dropped a bombshell: He had finally rejected atheism, and was now a believer in God. (He's not [...]

    8. Once in a while I read yet another book by a sophisticated thinker on the issue of whether a God exists. Often it turns out that there's also a chapter on the alleged "resurrection" of Jesus; this always feels like a betrayal, as well as an admission that the main driver of the argument has actually been magical thinking all along. I'm aware that many brilliant and honest people over the past 18 centuries have claimed to believe that this fellow Jesus was dead for three days and then became aliv [...]

    9. کتاب شاید اصلی ترین نوشته دوران متاخر اندیشه فلو باشد: کتابی با مقدمه جامع اقای حسینی از دوره اول فکری فلو و تفسیری که خود در بخش دوم از دوره اول و دوم فکری خود ارائه می دهد بسیار جذاب است. از آنجایی که اساسا در میان انگلیسی زبان ها، خصوصا در دورانی که فلو به آن تعلق دارد، مسائل ف [...]

    10. هنالك إله – أنتوني فلوأنتوني فلو 1923 – 2010 هو فيلسوف إنجليزي يتبع المدرسة التحليلة في الفكر واشتهر بدراساته في الفلسفة الدينية ومن المعروف عنه أنه أحد أكثر المناهضين لفكرة وجود الله وهو صاحب فرضية أن الأساس هو الإيمان بعدم وجود إله إلى أن يثبت دليل "تجريبي" مادي يثبت وجود الله [...]

    11. Enjoyable, brief ramble from the former to the probably final state of philosopher Antony Flew's thinking, particularly about God, and including how he changed his mind from atheism to Deism. It is bookended by a lengthy introduction and an appendix by the actual writer of the book, Roy Abraham Varghese, and another by the biblical scholar of the hour, Tom, or NT, Wright. Flew took care to write, and personally sign, his own introduction.Here's a quote, cue unreasoned, buttock-clenching joy from [...]

    12. If this is the great philosopher's book, what is Roy Abraham Varghese doing giving Antony Flew such a vitriolic preface? I didn't like the guy as he sounds like a ticked-off Christian who is all up in arms for those "atheist infidels". The author says in the introduction that in the last seven chapters he was greatly helped by Richard Swinburne and Brian Leftow. Who is helping who? Isn't this Antony Flew's book or he is leaving for every Tom, Dick and Harry to add in his two cents worth?! And wh [...]

    13. In The Presumption of Atheism and other atheistic writings, Flew argued that we must take the universe itself and its most fundamental laws as themselves ultimate. Every system of explanation must start somewhere, and this starting point itself cannot be explained by the system. So, inevitably, all such systems include at least some fundamentals that are not themselves explained. This is a consequence following from the essential nature of explanations of why something that is in fact the case, [...]

    14. Flew is truly a man who is courageous enough to change his position after a very long career in philosophy as an outspoken atheist. This book can be used as inspiration to unbelievers who aren't willing to honestly approach the evidence for the existence of God. After all, if Flew can convert to theism from atheismy atheist can.

    15. I have found real toughness in getting along with that book's language and philosophy. As a matter of fact, I consider myself new to this whole reading experience, but my curiosity took me to this book. Although I had an unexplained weird journey while reading it, I enjoyed the thoughts it brought to me.First of all, the dictionary and google search didn't leave my side while reading as to me there was a huge difficulty in getting every phrase in the right way. And I don't have to mention how ma [...]

    16. Although I believe in God, I believe that there isn't an absolute clear conclusive evidence of his existence. People, whether atheists or believers agree that there's a reason/truth/cause for our existence or our perception to this world, but everyone has their own interpretation of that truth. Aside from all that, I don't believe that the burden of the proof should be on those who say that there is a God, or those who say that there isn't. I believe that every person is entitled to their own be [...]

    17. "Follow the evidence wherever it leads" -SocratesAnd follow he did. For more than half a century, the author has been a steadfast champion of athiesm and a sour critic of belief, only to appear yet again with a concrete, scientifically-based conclusion: There is a God.How so? The author eloquently answers this question (and many others), tackling one at a time. From reflecting back on previous debates with theists, down to criticizing the (I would like to call "supremacist" and "arrogant") menta [...]

    18. former atheist "antony flew" puts forward his theistic arguments that proves modern scientific hypotheses invalid. "There's a god" introduces the early life of the son of a priest who was -supposedly- brought up in a religious family but then converted to atheism in his teens and never revealed his reality at that time. in his book, flew outlines the reasons behind his atheism and his contributions in the field of theology and philosophy then his gradual change towards deism. Flew died in 2010 s [...]

    19. Possibly one of the biggest loads of crap the fundamentalists have attempted to shovel at us since Prop. 8. How sad that they have to invent someone who never was really an atheist to begin with, much less the "world's most notorious atheist" (considering that most freethinkers would classify Dawkins or Hitchens as such) in order to "prove" their point. Then again, they're quite good at crafting imaginary beings to defend their point of view, so it's not such a surprise after all; just incredibl [...]

    20. actually one of the best books i have ever read, the brilliance of it, that antony flew represents a truth seeker, who is following the argument wherever it leads him, which is i believe, the most important concept that this books displays, how to be able to change ur ideas , ur beliefs , if u were able to find that they were not right, i think its an absolute joy to seek for the truth with this spirit, and this books travels along that journey of flew.

    21. It was a clear book and a brave one from one of the most notorious atheist, he has tried to answer the atheism and the existence's questions and gaps, his answers was a bit superficial and not very deep, I liked his objectivity and his credibility, but the subject still complicated and need more details and more scientific facts

    22. Uma leitura que pela sua complexidade se tornou bastante desafiante. Este é daqueles livros que podemos ler uma e outra vez e que sempre nos ensinará algo de novo!

    23. Atheist-turned-Deist, Antony Flew, provides us with an excellent overview of his life and work and "conversion" to Deism. Much can be appreciated about this work:(1) Readability is key and those interested will find Flew accessible. He presents a clear synopsis of his present beliefs without becoming bogged down in details or linguistic precision that would not have fit well with the scope of the book.(2) Part 1, comprising three chapters, expound Flew's life and early belief. In many popular re [...]

    24. As an Atheist, I was never impressed with Antony Flew even when he claimed to be one too. He always struck me as being sort of egomaniac and all around lightweight idiot and I wished the Christians had him then low and behold- brothers and sisters, we have a miracle here!- they did!No, there is still not a god nor any goddesses, and Flew presents exactly 0 proof of one. Flew grew up in a religious family that brainwashed him into believing christian mythology but when he grew up and got some edu [...]

    25. There is a God by Antony FlewIn There Is a God, one of the world's preeminent atheists discloses how his commitment to "follow the argument wherever it leads" led him to a belief in God as Creator.A person who changed his mind after more than 60 years of atheism to be a theistThe book explained how a leading atheist believed in God ,more or less,based on scientific evidence.He showed how the atheists nowadays try to deceive people by there fake theories and how they elude from many problems and [...]

    26. The fact that the author wrote a whole book on this topic means he recognizes it's an interesting, important question. However, 70+% of the book is devoted to the author's background and credentials and the opinions (in some cases, clearly quote-mined, even while they accuse others of doing the same thing) of others. Let's get to the actual argument, huh? However, the "big reveal", the kernel of the argument, is a fairly standard "argument from design", with a very strange pivot. The author is c [...]

    27. كعادة التوقعات محبطة إذا بالغ المرء فيها أو أخطأ رسمها من البدايةولكن أتعلم من أي كتاب أقرأه حتى لو لم يعجبني بالقدر الكافي أعلق بجملة أؤمن بها ظلت تراودني طوال رحلتي العاصفة مع الكتاب(العقل في غياب الوحي كالعين في غياب النور)

    28. I'm half way through now, and, to be honest, I don't think I'll be finishing this one before its due date. I'd recommend this to a fundamentalist atheist, a philosopher, or a scientist; for the rest of the reading world, however, I think it's going to be a bit of a chore to plow through. That said, it might be a chore for anyone. Anthony Flew "converted" from atheism to deism in 2004, and this caused quite a sensation. The "conversion" was the result of many years of intellectual refinement of h [...]

    29. This book is presented as a triumph against atheists and atheism. The main thrust of (apparently) prominent ex-atheist Flew for his argument is to re-present old 'proofs' for the existence of god which have not really sustained criticism over the years, together with a more recent attempt deriving from the field of quantum mechanics — a stance enamoured by those scientists who want to believe at least in some 'mind' to explain their mathematically defined quantum universe. Such a 'mind', of co [...]

    30. Overall, a rather passé re-hashing of the God of the gaps argument. Flew has written some notable anti-theist works in the past, including "God and Philosophy" and "An Introduction to Western Philosophy." This book is on par with those works: intensely, uncommonly and exceptionally mediocre. Flew demonstrates a profound mischaracterisation of Darwin, and is way out of his league discussing biology. The book has a delightful and scandalous treatment of some of Richard Dawkins's work, which I sus [...]

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