Not quite so bright — part 2

Atheist philosopher Michael Ruse rips into the best-selling author of The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins:

“It is not that the atheists are having a field day because of the brilliance and novelty of their thinking. Frankly — and I speak here as a nonbeliever myself, pretty atheistic about Christianity and skeptical about all theological claims — the material being churned out is second rate. And that is a euphemism for “downright awful.”


“It is simply that it (and the other works, some of which I have gone after elsewhere) is not very good. For a start, Dawkins is brazen in his ignorance of philosophy and theology (not to mention the history of science).”


“Dawkins misunderstands the place of the proofs, but this is nothing to his treatment of the proofs themselves. This is a man truly out of his depth.”

Many read Dawkins’ works with a blind faith that the guy knows what he is talking about. It just isn’t so.

Ruse’s book review is in Isis, December 2007, 98(4), 814-816

I got the quotes from the Isis article from

Grace and Peace

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