Antony Flew

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Antony Flew (born 11 February 1923 - 8 April 2010) is a British philosopher.

Quotes[edit]

  • What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?
    • Theology and Falsification, 1950
  • I would never regard Islam with anything but horror and fear because it is fundamentally committed to conquering the world for Islam.
    • Did the Resurrection Happen?: A Conversation with Gary Habermas and Antony Flew (2009), p. 88
  • The God Delusion by the atheist writer Richard Dawkins, is remarkable in the first place for having achieved some sort of record by selling over a million copies. But what is much more remarkable than that economic achievement is that the contents – or rather lack of contents – of this book show Dawkins himself to have become what he and his fellow secularists typically believe to be an impossibility: namely, a secularist bigot. (Helpfully, my copy of The Oxford Dictionary defines a bigot as ‘an obstinate or intolerant adherent of a point of view’).
  • A less important point which needs to be made in this piece is that although the index of The God Delusion notes six references to Deism it provides no definition of the word ‘deism’. This enables Dawkins in his references to Deism to suggest that Deists are a miscellany of believers in this and that. The truth, which Dawkins ought to have learned before this book went to the printers, is that Deists believe in the existence of a God but not the God of any revelation. In fact the first notable public appearance of the notion of Deism was in the American Revolution.

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