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‘The God Delusion Debate’
A debate took place on Wednesday, 7 p.m., Central time, October 3rd, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham’s Alys Stephen’s Center. The debate featured Professor Richard Dawkins of Oxford University and Dr. John Lennox, also of Oxford, and the topic was The God Delusion.
Dawkins, considered by many as today’s foremost spokesman for atheism, has written many books. Probably the most well known is The God Delusion which has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over seven months. The debate focused on Dawkin’s book which basically says that atheism is the only viable choice that can be deduced from science. It is also an all-out assault on faith in God. This was not just an intellectual debate, it was spiritual warfare. The Alys Stephen’s Center’s box office advised that the debate was sold out by the middle of September 2007!
EDITOR’S COMMENT - Let us pray that many will be caused to think about their souls and the God that they have to meet as a result of this debate. Dr. John Lennox is in fellowship in the James Street assembly in Oxford.
Favourite Biblical Quote
A verse from Proverbs, exhorting people to ‘trust in the Lord’ rather than in their own understanding, has been voted the favourite biblical quote in a survey. The poll by Wycliffe UK, a charity that translates Bibles, found that although the ‘Good Book’ may be less well read today, thousands still draw inspiration from its pages. It also found that he most popular verses tend to be those that offer Christians reassurance that they can overcome life’s vicissitudes with faith.
Top of the list was, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths’.
Source: Daily Telegraph