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The God Reality: A Critique of Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion

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In recent decades, the Christian consensus that laid the foundations for the freedoms, stability, and prosperity enjoyed by Western countries has been challenged by an increasingly militant atheistic humanism. As a consequence, Christianity has become scorned and held up as a thing to be ridiculed. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins represents perhaps the most brazen attack on Christianity yet. In it, Professor Dawkins portrays Christianity as unscientific, irrational, and even downright evil. The God Reality takes his main arguments and shows the many flaws and falsehoods they contain. It aims to embolden Christians to stand up for their beliefs in the face of an increasingly skeptical and hostile world and to cause atheists to question whether the assumptions that underpin their faith are really as logical and as sound as they think they are.

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  • Examines the truth behind “indoctrination”
  • Reveals the truth behind The God Delusion’s flaws
  • The Infinite Probability of God
  • “The Force” of Natural Selection
  • The Psychological Propensity of Unbelief
  • The Roots of Morality
  • Biblical and Non-Biblical Morality
  • The Evils of an Irrational Faith
  • Religious Child Abuse

Top Highlights

“Natural selection is the name given to the observation that an organism may possess some inheritable trait which, in a given environment, gives that organism a greater chance of passing on its genes to the next generation, so that over succeeding generations this trait will become dominant throughout the population.” (Page 21)

“To test the Darwinian hypothesis of species-to-species evolution, one would expect to find two things” (Page 22)

“But in the real version of the theory, there is no time, there is no space and there is no matter. Time, space, matter and energy are all said to have come into existence with the Big Bang and so are all products rather than pre-existing components of it. So the Big Bang does not just pit a random atom in the depths of time and space against God; it actually pits no time, no space and no matter—literally nothing—against God.” (Page 17)

“Using the ‘Who made God?’ argument to claim that God is extremely improbable is simply an attempt to discern the probability of an unknown (in this case, God) by trying to understand the properties of that unknown, which is a logical impossibility.” (Page 16)

“Darwin, however, who went much further, hypothesizing that if natural selection is capable of producing gradual changes within a species, given enough time it would be capable of producing entirely new species altogether.” (Page 21)

In this little book, Rob Slane provides a succinct, helpful survey of the many imprecisions and contradictions that proliferate in the muddled mind of an atheist. By a strange twist of irony, Rob has turned Dawkins’ God Delusion into a wonderful apologetic for the Christian faith!

—Kevin Swanson, pastor, Reformation Church OPC, Colorado

Dawkins’ book is one of several increasingly hostile attacks on the Christian faith. Dawkins himself is probably the best known atheist in Britain today. A gifted writer and communicator he is able to present his case in a way which is convincing to the ignorant. However Rob Slane takes several of his leading arguments, calmly examines them, shows the illogicality of them and provides a biblical answer. The material in the book originally appeared in The Messenger, the magazine of Emmanuel Church, Salisbury and so is designed for the average reader. The author himself was an atheist before his conversion and so writes with understanding and passion. We strongly recommend this book for anyone concerned with these issues.

The Free Church Witness

We warmly commend this book and urge our readers to obtain copies to give away to any who are influenced by Dawkins' views.

The Bible League Quarterly

  • Title: The God Reality: A Critique of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion
  • Author: Rob Slane
  • Publisher: Day One
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 80

Rob Slane was born in Cambridge in 1975. He was brought up in an atheistic home and remained a convinced and fairly militant atheist until about the age of 27. Two years after his conversion, he was given the opportunity to edit and write articles for The Messenger—the magazine for Emmanuel Church, Salisbury, England. It was through a series of pieces critiquing Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion that the idea for The God Reality was born. He and his wife, Alina, live in Salisbury with their three young children, George, Marta, and Joseph.

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