Delusion: "an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder." - wikipedia
“I now believe there is a God...I now think it [the evidence] does point to a creative Intelligence almost entirely because of the DNA investigations. What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together.”
― Antony Flew
Educate: to develop the faculties and powers of (a person) by teaching, instruction, or schooling.
A thorough examination of atheism showing why atheism is wrong. In addition, the article shows the harmful effects of atheism to both individuals and society. Highlights of the history of atheism is also presented.
by Dr. Tim Stanley
Writing in the Daily Telegraph blog, Dr. Tim Stanley examines Richard Dawkins's refusal to debate the world's leading Christian debater, Dr.William Lane Craig...
Dawkins's Use of Discredited Research
by The Daily Telegraph
Five pages of The God Delusion (p. 222-226) is devoted to the promotion of 'research' by discredited scientist Marc Hauser...
Why I Believe Again
by A.N. Wilson
Writing in the New Statesman, former atheist A.N. Wilson explains why he again believes in God...
The Theory of Evolution
A major article critiquing the theory of evolution...
Darwin's Rottweiler and the Public Understanding of Scientism
by Peter S. Williams
This devastating article exposes 11 logical fallacies committed by Richard Dawkins in his books...
God vs. Science
by Francis Collins & Richard Dawkins
Read the exchange of views between Francis Collins and Richard Dawkins in Time Magazine.
The God Delusion
by Marilynne Robinson
Hysterical Scientism: The Ecstasy of Richard Dawkins (from Harper's Magazine)
BeThinking Articles on Atheism
A dozen or more articles on Dawkins, science, faith and The God Delusion.
Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching
by Terry Eagleton
An article by Terry Eagleton criticising Dawkins's ability and skill in attempting to destroy Christian theology
Atheist with a Mission
by Philip Bell
Zoologist Philip Bell examines The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, answering his arguments on design, morality, child abuse and more.
In The Magic Man in the Sky, Carl Gallups has given us an exciting insight into the many unanswered questions of evolution theory and, based on biblical truths – both prophecies and promises, the possibilities of other worlds and realities denied by evolutionists. With his open and frank approach, supported by extensive research and information from learned professionals in their respective fields, Carl challenges believers and unbelievers to take a serious look at the subjects discussed in this book. Ultimately, Carl invites every reader to seriously consider the gravity and consequences of accepting or rejecting the truth presented. In this hour of all-but-universal darkness, a bright ray of hope and confidence shines forth from the truths of this book. In a time when lives are marked by a growing hunger for spiritual realities, Carl Gallups reveals the truth that real science and Holy Scripture are inseparably linked to verify that behind all creation there is an intelligent designer who created all that exists.
Unlocking the Mystery of Life DVD This is without doubt the most powerful documentary ever produced exposing the flaws in Darwinism. Using state-of-the-art computer animation and featuring leading pioneering scientists, this stunning presentation makes an irrefutable case for purposeful creation by an intelligent creator. Featuring top-notch, contemporary scientists who are advancing a powerful idea - "the theory of intelligent design" - this DVD transports you into the interior of the living cell to explore systems and machines that bear the unmistakable hallmarks of design. Discover the intricacy of a microscopic bacterial rotary motor, which spins at 100,000 rpm. Within the nucleus explore the wonder of DNA, a thread-like molecule that stores instructions to build the essential components of every living organism. It is part of a biological information processing system more complex and more powerful than any computer network. This compelling documentary examines an idea with the power to revolutionize our understanding of life... and to unlock the mystery of its origin. ''An extraordinary production'' - Movieguide. 65 minutes + 45 minutes of extras.
by: Illustra Media
The Case for A Creator DVD An explosive DVD that brings to life powerful evidence from the natural world for the existence of God - in a stunning cutting edge production from Illustra Media. At high school Lee Strobel became convinced that God did not exist. Only the hard, empirical evidence of science could be trusted - and it appeared to point to a universe created by purely materialistic processes. Time, chance, and Darwinian evolution. The cosmos is all there is. This atheistic worldview deeply influenced Strobel’s academic years and early career as an award-winning journalist for the Chicago Tribune. Then, in 1980, his wife’s conversion to Christ led him on an intensive search for the truth about God. Not surprisingly, he began with science. What do the discoveries of modern biology, physics, cosmology, and astronomy really tell us about the origin of life and the universe? When objectively considered, does contemporary scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural Creator? Strobel interviewed scientists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines for the answers. Based upon a New York Times best-seller, The Case for a Creator, this is a truly remarkable film about Lee Strobel’s journey from spiritual scepticism to a profound faith in the God who has etched His indelible signature upon every galaxy and each living cell; the same Creator now revealed more clearly than ever before by 21st century science. Bonus Features: Questions and answers with scientists - Internet reference library - The Machinery of life - How did life begin?Running time: 60 minutes with a further 40 minutes of bonus material.
by: Illustra Media with Lee Strobel
Privileged Planet DVD The factors necessary for a planet to be suitable for life cannot be brought about by chance. That's the basic message of this stunning DVD, The Privileged Planet. A whole host of rare and finely-tuned characteristics must be in place for life to exist on earth and the scientists featured on this DVD conclude that the earth, the solar system and the universe can only therefore have been designed intelligently by a creator. Contrary to the atheistic views of Carl Sagan and others, earth is not an ordinary planet in an ordinary spiral galaxy. It is without doubt the most extraordinary planet in the entire universe. This DVD is narrated by John Rhys-Davies. Running time: 60 minutes. Contains over 40 min of bonus material.
by: Illustra Media
Does God Exist? DVD Debate Does God exist? No question comes bigger than this. So, what if the sharpest, most quick-witted atheist in the world could be pitted against the most knowledgeable and learned Christian debater of our times - who would win? Such an event was staged in The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on April 3, 1998. It was a memorable two and a half hour debate in which the weaknesses and fallacies of atheism were thoroughly and convincingly exposed. Atheistic Oxford Professor, Peter Atkins (friend of Richard Dawkins, author of the God Delusion) finished up contradicting his own writings before the night was over.
by: William Lane Craig vs. Peter Atkins
Lucy - She's No LadyConfused about 'Lucy', the australopithecine (southern Ape) that is claimed to be an early ancestor of man? Ph.D. biologist and anatomist Dr. David Menton exposes Lucy as a fraud and leaves no doubt that the famous Lucy fossils belong to a knuckle-walking, ape-like creature who was not a lady! The importance of this case cannot be overstressed since Lucy forms the centre-piece of London's Natural History Museum's exhibit on so-called 'human evolution'.
by: Dr. David Menton
Does God Exist? DVD Debate On April 4, 2009, William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens met at Biola University to debate the question of God's existence. Craig is one of the world's foremost Christian apologists. Hitchens is a leading spokesman for the "new atheism" movement. In front of an overflow crowd and a global internet audience, they debated the origin and design of the universe, the implications of human morality, the deity of Jesus, and the validity of Christ's resurrection. It was a compelling clash of worldviews and an examination of the major arguments for and against Christianity and atheism. This two-DVD set captures every moment of the debate (documented by 10 cameras). Bonus features include the pre-debate press conference, a question-and-answer session, and interviews with Hitchens and Craig. Does God Exist? is a vital resource for anyone who doubts the Christian faith-or seeks convincing evidence to defend it.
by: Christopher Hitchens vs. William Lane Craig
Dynamic Life: Changes in Living Things DVD Is evolution happening all around us? Do the small changes we see within families of animals imply that one family has evolved into another over millions of years? Can natural selection and mutation fit into a Biblical framework? Did God place all the animals and plants as they exist today in the garden of Eden? Does present day variation within an animal family allow us to believe that birds can evolve into dinosaurs? Dr. Carl Weiland discusses these questions and give some much needed focus to a lot of woolly thinking in this area, enabling the viewer to better understand the changes evolution claims to be able to make, and why such changes are impossible, even given millions of years.
by: Dr. Carl Weiland
The Hearing Ear and the Seeing Eye A fascinating presentation from Dr. David Menton revealing the wonderful intricacies of the human ear and eye. This DVD emphasizes the inability of the gradual Darwinian model to build these amazing systems. A unique and powerful DVD that exposes the false theories of Richard Dawkins's in his Blind Watchmaker wherein he postulates the idea that a complex eye can gradually evolve from simple beginnings.
by: Dr. David Menton
Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed DVD In this DVD Richard Dawkins states that the molecular structure of life could have been designed...by aliens (but not God, of course). 'Expelled' is a film produced by Ben Stein which contends that academics who criticize evolution are very often expelled from academia. 'Expelled' opened in 1,052 theaters, more than any other documentary before it, and grossed over $2,900,000 in its first weekend, the third biggest opening for a documentary. The New York Times described it as "a conspiracy-theory rant masquerading as investigative inquiry" and "an unprincipled propaganda piece that insults believers and nonbelievers alike." That's how good it really is.
by: Ben Stein
Can Atheism Save Europe? DVD Debate At the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009, Prof. John Lennox debated Christopher Hitchens on the subject, "Can Atheistm Save Europe?" A New Europe is emerging from the old order and with it, a modern version of an old philosophy. Dubbed the "New Atheism", its advocates are calling for the adandonment of Europe's religious heritage and the adoption of an aggressive secularism. Religion is detrimental to society, they argue. Indeed, in the words of Christopher Hitchens, it "poisons everything". Some, such as Professor John Lennox, strongly disagree. They maintain that, far from undermining society, the preservation of religious thought, and Christianity in particular, is vital to the survival of Western civilization. All this leads to the inevitable questions: Should atheism replace Christianity in Europe? Does atheism have a better record than Christianity? And finally: Where would the New Atheism lead the New Europe? The audience voted by a show of hands that John Lennox won this debate.
by: Christopher Hitchens vs. John Lennox
Evolution - The Grand Experiment DVD (Part 1) Filmed on 3 continents and in seven countries over a 12-year period, this DVD features highlights from 12 dig sites, 60 museums, and many universities. Narrated by Andres Williams of London, this episode documents many misleading Darwinian museum displays, science magazine articles, and television documentaries including 'dinosaurs with feathers' and 'walking whales'. Watch committed evolutionists admit to lack of evidence, speculation promoted as fact and missing links of huge proportions. A shocking and eye-opening presentation.Dr Carl Werner received his undergraduate degree in biology, with distinction, at the University of Missouri, graduating summa cum laude. He received his doctoral degree in medicine at the age of 23. He was the recipient of the Norman D. Jones Science Award and was the executive producer of Evolution: The Grand Experiment video series.
by: Carl Werner
The God Delusion Debate DVD On October 3rd of 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama, Professor Richard Dawkins and his Oxford University colleague Professor John Lennox engaged in a lively debate over what is arguably the most critical question of our time: the existence of God. The debate centered on Dawkins's views as expressed in his best-seller, The God Delusion, and their validity over and against the Christian faith. Both presenters agreed to the format and topics of discussion. It was one of the great debates of the last 100 years and is well worth watching and studying.
by: Richard Dawkins vs. John Lennox
The Voyage That Shook The World DVD In 1831, a young amateur scientist, Charles Darwin, boarded the HMS Beagle on an epic five-year voyage of discovery that would shake the world. In this expansive documentary the HMS Beagle once again sets sail as it retraces Charles Darwin's voyage in lavish detail, examining his findings, remarkable conclusions and their implications in the light of modern knowledge. Filmed in South America, United Kingdom, North America, Australia and Europe, Darwin: The Voyage That Shook The World features dramatic period recreations and stunning nature cinematography, all interwoven with scholars, scientists and Darwin experts who share differing perspectives on the man and the controversy he stirred. Produced in 2009, the "Darwin Double Anniversary" year. "Fascinating and thought-provoking...one of the best produced documentaries ever made." - Movieguide.org
by: Exploration Films
Origin of the Species: Was Darwin Right? DVD Are you aware that natural selection and beneficial mutations do not support the theory of evolution? Ironically, natural selection and beneficial mutations are among evolutionism's biggest reasons not to believe in it! In Origin of the Species: Was Darwin Right? Dr. Terry Mortenson takes a close look at the claims made in Darwin's infamous book and shows that real science, rightly defined, always contradicts the central tenets of Darwinism! Especially well-suited for older high school, college and adults.
by: Dr. Terry Mortensen
Collision DVD The documentary DVD, Collision, pits leading atheist, political journalist and author Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything) against fellow author and evangelical theologian Pastor Douglas Wilson on a debate tour arguing the topic “Is Religion Good For The World?”. Lives and worldviews collide as Hitchens and Wilson wittily and passionately argue the timeless question, proving to be perfectly matched intellectual, philosophical, and cinematic rivals.Collision is directed by prolific independent filmmaker Darren Doane.
by: Christopher Hitchens and Doug Wilson
Dissent from Darwin - A list of qualified scientists who doubt Darwinism (over 800 of them).
Reasonable Faith - Dr William Lane Craig is perhaps the world's leading debater for the Christian faith. This site contains a wealth of material dealing with the existence of God, evolution and atheism.
John Lennox Website - RIchard Dawkins has debated Christian author and intellectual John Lennox (Oxford) both in the USa and in the UK. On Dr. Lennox's website you may hear numerous of his audio lectures and read his articles.
Carl Gallups Website - A vast assortment of resources dealing with faith and reason. Best-selling author, pastor and apologist Carl Gallups offers reasons to believe and move forward in an exciting and dynamic relationship with God.
Religiosity and larger frontal lobes
Several studies have revealed that people who practice meditation or have prayed for many years exhibit increased activity and have more brain tissue in their frontal lobes, regions associated with attention and reward, as compared with people who do not meditate or pray.
See the evidence HERE!
"Atheism, for all of its proud boast of scholarly adequacy, is a kind of intellectual adolescence which refuses to think hard, face the facts, and be tough minded. Atheists live, when all is said and done and you push them, by blind and contradictory faith about how we know what we know and what the nature of reality is. Atheism is arbitrary and irrational all the while dressing up in the costume of rationality." - Greg Bahnsen
Atheism: A Bundle of Primitive Contradictions: