What This Famous Atheist Just Admitted is Blowing EVERYBODY’S Minds!
Richard Dawkins began his career as a biologist, but he quickly became one of the most notorious atheists in existence. His book “The God Delusion” cemented his status as the leader of what has been called the “New Atheist” movement and Dawkins has reserved most of his criticism for one specific religion: Christianity. But now, he appears to be changing his tune.
Dawkins is finally admitting that Christianity is not the worst thing in the world — and in fact, could be the one thing to stop the violent spread of Islam. He admitted that “Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world.”
The reason why Dawkins has come around to defending Christianity is because, unlike Islam, Christianity does not demand violence in its teachings. “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings. I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death,” he said. Dawkins even admitted that he has “mixed feelings” about the decline of Christianity, because Christianity could be “a bulwark against something worse.”
Dawkins is right to be concerned, of course. Over the past several decades, Christianity has been on a steady decline. Meanwhile, Islam is growing rapidly — so much so, that it is projected to be the world’s largest religion by the year 2050.
The unfortunate thing is that Dawkins spent so much time attacking Christianity. His hostility was aimed in the wrong direction and the more time he spent hating Christians, the harder it likely became to admit that he was wrong. As John Hawkins points out in his new book, 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know, “It’s easy to keep putting off a change over and over again until you realize you’ve let it go for months or even years. Worse yet, the longer you put off doing the right thing, the more difficult it often becomes.” Putting off doing the right thing can have disastrous consequences, as Dawkins and other Christianity-haters are now finding out firsthand. Let their example be a lesson to us all.