Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion

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“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.” So says the infamous British atheist, Richard Dawkins in his 2006 bestseller, The God Delusion. As the most influential atheist since Madelyn Murray O’Hare, Dawkins argues that God does not exist and Christianity is a crude farce…because of the “evidence.” Dawkins goes on to audaciously spout that because of “available evidence and reasoning...it is possible to mount a serious historical case that Jesus never lived at all.” But even the most secular parochial historians admit that Jesus’ existence is undeniable. So much for making assertions based on “the evidence.” How can a self-proclaimed, so-called world class scientist boldly assert that, based on the evidence, Jesus never existed? It’s easy—just ignore some of the evidence. Present only partial evidence. Invoke historical revisionism. Be selective in what evidence is under consideration. People do it all the time. That’s why our courts ask witnesses to tell the truth, “the whole truth,” and nothing but the truth. We need to tell the whole truth, not part of the truth. All the known evidence needs to be considered before rendering a verdict. Dawkins thinks his book is an iron-clad presentation of evidence against Christianity. The problem is he ignores much critical evidence. Another common way to dismiss truth and reality is to misinterpret or distort the evidence. Dawkins does that as well. Miscreants tamper with the evidence routinely. It

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