Thursday, April 29, 2010

Antony Flew Dies

I just read that Antony Flew died on April 8. The famed atheist-turned-deist was 87.

Here is his New York Times obituary, and here is a controversial article by Mark Oppenheimer, "The Turning of an Atheist," which caused as much of a stir as Flew's own rejection of atheism. (See Roy Vargheses's rebuttal of Oppenheimer's article here .)

Flew's There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind has been panned by some atheists as the rantings of a senile old man and overly praised by some Christians, who seem to mistake deism for theism.

I have not read the book yet, but from what I understand, Flew's changed position was due to his reconsideration of Intelligent Design and disgust with the arrogance of the New Atheists.

Good night, Antony, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. May that give you the remaining evidence you need to make the final turn.

1 comment:

vicki said...

Very sad to see Antony go.

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