A Question, Mon, Dec 02 2013 #(2185)

Dec 2, 2013

Dear Mr. Dawkins
I recently watched you on the Jon Stewart show, and you said something that truly confounded me.
You said…and I quote, “Faith means belief without evidence and you shouldn’t believe anything without evidence.”
If that is true, sir, how can you “believe” in evolution? You were not around 50 million years ago and neither were any of your colleagues. The earliest scientists began when would you say? At the most 2000 years ago..and the least a few hundred years ago. So how can you “believe” in something you have never witnessed or seen?
It is preposterous for you to claim the validity of evolution when you are relying solely on a few men…so called “scientists” who have done experiments you’ve neither seen nor derived evidence from. Isn’t that “blind faith” to believe a scientist who has theorized on what happened 50 million years ago? I mean they certainly were not there at the time this so called big bang occurred were they? . These same men talk about the age of the earth, yet they have no evidence other than theory. They dig layers of earth and then theorize on the age. That is nothing more than a theorized guesstimate wouldn’t you agree? I’m certain you would agree you have never seen ANY of the actual evidence in person.
My main motive for writing is to ask you to please accept Christ as your Savior. All you have to do to prove His existence is to look around. Look at the sky, your complex body, everything that exists in this world is a miracle. Water for instance is a miraculous substance that sustains us daily.
God Almighty the Creator made everything that you see. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I believe scientists use 5 terms to describe the universe. Time, space, matter, power and motion. “In the beginning”…(time) “God created”…(power), “the heaven”…(space)…”and the earth”…(matter).
I often wonder where do you think the material came from to create the “big bang”? What source provided it? Do you have evidence of this material? I would honestly like to know your answer.
If you would open your mind and actually study the scriptures you would see they are accurate.
For instance, for years men believed the world was flat…do you agree they did? Yet, in Scripture Isaiah 40:22, which was written about 2800 years ago, it clearly talks about the earth being a “circle”. (Look it up!) Psalm 8:8 speaks of the “paths of the ocean”. (Ocean currents). (Look it up!) There are many many examples and all are accurate.
I do not want to see you burn in an eternal hell in total darkness. Think about that for just a moment. What if I am right…and you are wrong? Just suppose…there really IS a Hell…(and there is), and you go there when you die. You know one die you shall surely die… that is a fact. What if you end up in eternal torment? You would be begging for God to hear you, but after death there is no chance He will listen. He made it as simple as can be while you are on this earth. All you have to do is… Ask Jesus to come into your life, to forgive you of your sins, then repent and accept Him as your Savior. You will then have eternal life in Paradise.
I realize you believe this all to be foolishness, but the Bible speaks of men who thinking themselves wise become fools. Romans 1:21 and 22. (Look it up!)
I do not want to see you go to Hell Mr. Dawkins. Please take the time to really study what the Bible says….seriously open your mind and listen to the words.
I am praying you will accept Christ as your personal savior.
Thanks for reading this and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

A friend

2 comments on “A Question, Mon, Dec 02 2013 #(2185)

  • “you were not around 50 million years ago and neither were any of your colleagues. The earliest scientists began when would you say? At the most 2000 years ago..and the least a few hundred years ago. So how can you “believe” in something you have never witnessed or seen?”

    The same way crime scene investigators can solve a murder after the fact. If you would read any number of Mr. Dawkins books, it would become crystal clear to you, too.

    “For instance, for years men believed the world was flat…do you agree they did? Yet, in Scripture Isaiah 40:22, which was written about 2800 years ago, it clearly talks about the earth being a “circle”. (Look it up!) Psalm 8:8 speaks of the “paths of the ocean”. (Ocean currents). (Look it up!) There are many many examples and all are accurate.”

    That’s all well and good, but the bible also has many many scientific errors in it. There are many examples below and they are all inaccurate.

    1) The Bible implies that the sun moves around the Earth, rather than the Earth rotating. Ecclesiastes 1:5 shows a geocentric world view: The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. (look it up!).

    2) The bible refers to a bat as a bird, and a whale is a fish, when we now know both to be mammals. Leviticus 11:13-19  (Jonah 1:17, Matt 12:40) (look it up!).

    3) We now know that languages evolve naturally and become almost unrecognizable from their former selves in about 500-1000 years time, (take modern English vs Shakespearean English for example) and it is not the result of God punishing anyone so they can’t talk to each other as stated in Gen 11:9. (take a linguistics class!).

    4) We now know that people have seizures and are not possessed by the devil as they claim in Matt 4:24 and Mark 9 (look it up!)

    5) There is no mountain from which one can see all the kingdoms of the world (Matt 4:8, Luke 4:5) (Look it up!)  

    6) The bible states Birds were created before land animals (Gen 1:20, 24). – But the Fossil record shows the exact opposite! (look it up!)

    7) The bible states the earth has four corners, and floats on water (Isa 11:12, Ps 24:2, 136:6, Rev 7:1)

    8) The bible states the Earth is flat (these verses were used for centuries by the church to ‘prove’ this:   Ps 93:1, Jer 10:13, Dan 4:10-11, Zech 9:10, Matt 4:8, Rev 1:7)

    9) The bible states Death or illness is caused by sin (Gen 2:17, Lev 26:16, 21, 25, Deut 7:15, 28:21, 27, James 1:15).

    10) The bible states rainwater does not return to the sky, which we know is not true (Isa 55:10).

    11) The bible states the moon has ‘a light of its own’, which we know isn’t true (Isa 13:10, Matt 24:29)

    12) The bible states whales were created before insects (Gen 1:21-24), which is not what the fossil record shows. 

    13)The bible states Jonah is able to survive three days and nights in the belly of the fish without oxygen and without being digested by gastric acid (Jonah1:17, 2:10), which we know is scientifically impossible

    14) Cattle will apparently produce striped offspring if they see striped poles when breeding (Gen 30:37-41), obviously not true

    15)The bible states Slugs and Snails melt as they move along (Ps 58:8) which is not true

    16)  The bible states Bees will build a hive in a dead carcass (Judg 14:8), which is not true

    17) Science problems with the flood:

    Why are the vast majority of fossils found in riverbeds and other aquatic areas if the entire earth including dry land was covered in water during the flood?

    What about the special diets and environmental needs of some of these animals on the ark? How did they have the manpower to feed these animals, how did the food to keep these animals alive stay fresh? On top of two animals of every kind on the ark, what about elephants? They eat 600 pounds of food per day. That’s 48,000 pounds of food for two elephants alone. Elephants drink 50 gallons of water per day. How did they bring 4,000 gallons of fresh water, and 48,000 pounds of food onto the ark, for 40 days, just for the elephants, not including the dietary and water needs of the other 2 million species of animals that live on our planet, that somehow fit on the ark. How did they get enough let alone any bamboo for the pandas? How did they get eucalyptus for the Koalas?

    If Noah’s ark landed in Turkey, how would land marsupials get back to Australia, the only place where we find marsupial fossils? How would penguins have come from antartica, marched through the jungle and desert to board the ship in the first place?

    How did the ark stay afloat? The longest wooden ships today are around 350 feet and are banded with iron clasps and must be continuously pumped due to leaking in the wood. The ark was 450 feet long.

    I do not want to see you live in a religious, anti-science prison. Please take the time to really study what the Bible says….seriously open your mind and listen to the words. You just might stop believing in all of its nonsense! What if I am right and you are wrong? You might be able to free your mind from this nonsense and live life to the fullest!
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  • Here, I fixed it for you.

     

    It is preposterous for you to claim the validity of the bible when you are relying solely on a few men…so called “biblical figures” who have written stories you’ve neither seen nor derived evidence from. Isn’t that “blind faith” to believe a religious figure who has theorized on what happened 6 thousand years ago? I mean they certainly were not there at the time this so called bible occurred were they? . These same men talk about the age of the earth, yet they have no evidence other than theory. They read the bible and then theorize on the age. That is nothing more than a theorized guesstimate wouldn’t you agree? I’m certain you would agree you have never seen ANY of the actual biblical evidence in person.
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