He Finally Got it Right

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  1. Rabbi Yaakov Feldman says:

    I don’t think his having become a “Deist” (as the story depicts him) is proof that he “got it”. He believes in a Boreh Olam (a Creator), but not in a Manhig Olam (Universal Administrator) as any poor soul with half an ounce of non-scepticism in him can. I say that his “revelation” isn’t so much a step up for him but an anti-climactic step side-ways.

  2. Asher Gabbay says:

    Rabbi Feldman got it almost right. Not an anti-climactic step sideways, but rather no step whatsover.

    Prof. Flew was alerted to the rumours of his early conversion on the internet, and quickly published a correction: “Those rumours speak false. I remain still what I have been now for over fifty years, a negative atheist”.

    Right here: http://www.rationalistinternational.net/archive/en/rationalist_2004/137.html

  3. Yaakov Menken says:

    There were many rumors that Flew had changed his views — this time, however, it’s really true, and confirmed on a video released Thursday (according to the AP).

    Yet biologists’ investigation of DNA “has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved,” Flew says in the new video, “Has Science Discovered God?”

    Even Infidels.org (aka “The Secular Web”) admits this is true. As they say, “Flew is one of the most renowned atheists of the 20th century, even making the shortlist of ‘Contemporary Atheists’ at About.com. So if he has changed his mind to any degree, whatever you may think of his reasons, the event itself is certainly newsworthy.”

    I’m not sure what Rationalist International would say to this. The archive posted earlier by Asher is now gone from the site, but there’s a new denial on the home page… dated Dec. 16th. Now that Flew is captured on video, I’m not sure how far that denial will fly.

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