What he really means, but does not have the courage to put it into print is “You make my views look stupid by your answers, so I am not going to post them.”
Instead he sends me emails that I told him finally after about two years that I would not read because he REFUSES with various excuses to answer this question publicly.
The question is, “Are you smarter than these men?”
- Antony Flew, former atheist (interesting story of his change of beliefs here)
- C.S. Lewis, professor, writer, and atheist from the age of 15
- J R Tolkien, writer of The Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, poet and professor ….
- Lee Strobel, journalist, Master of Studies in Law and former atheist ..
- Peter Hitchens, journalist, author and former atheist
- and Lew Wallace, true-free-thinker, adventurer and writer. (His story and how he came to write Ben Hur is an extremely fascinating one!)
BC claims to have answered my questions but since I really do not have time to search through all the unread emails he sent me in the archive I must wait until he publicly gives the answer instead of hiding it by an email never read by me.
According to Prince Hubertus, Einstein said, “In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.” (Wikipedia)
In the same Wikipedia article above we have the following statement …
In an interview published in 1930 in G. S. Viereck‘s book Glimpses of the Great, Einstein, in response to a question about whether or not he believed in God, explained:
Your question [about God] is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza’s Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.
He then went on to say his position was one of agnostic (an intelligent decision rather than the arrogant one of some neo-atheists today who claim THEY KNOW there is no God.)
So since BC refuses to answer this question in public view as I do mine, I declare his ideas invalid as no one can test them or argue against them because his mind is made up and he does not want to be confused with the facts.
A sad commentary on someone who showed promise.
PS: To BC. “Why don’t you quit twisting my answers to your incorrect statements and explain what your beliefs really are?” If I “misunderstand” them you can comment further on them.
No problem as long as you follow the rules of this site which basically amount to NOT flaming, insulting, twisting the ideas of others but simply answer them with your reasons and evidence?
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