Hasn’t it already been firmly established in our culture today that to believe in creationism is to be willfully ignorant and scientifically illiterate? Just ask Bill Nye.
If this is the case, then why in the world would somebody as intelligent and famous as Piers Morgan believe in a creator? Isn’t Mr. Morgan afraid of the likelihood of a public backlash, of the likelihood that society will label him as just another religious “crazy” who is anti-science?
In the following clip, Piers Morgan chats with Pen Jillete about God and the universe. Making reference to Jillette’s book, God, no!, Piers shares some of his thoughts.
“When it comes to this particular premise, “God, no”, you anger me. You do, because I think it’s a deliberately provocative stance you take. It’s designed to annoy and agitate people who have a sincere belief.”
Pen goes on to explain that that was not his intention at all and although he is an atheist he does not condone the idea of silencing other people’s voices, including, of course, the voices of those who have faith in a creator. Pen goes on to say:
“I am a huge fan of speaking your mind. The only way we can share the universe…the only way we can share humanity is by talking very strongly about what we believe.”
They then exchange a few words that eventually lead to Piers Morgan’s admission that he does, in fact, believe in a creator.
“I believe in this superior being, a god….and therefore, the questions which always baffle atheists, the hard reality of life, I believe there is something greater out there. There’s a greater entity, a spiritual being.”
At this point, Jillete exposes Morgan’s inability to explain more about this “creator” he mentions. Perhaps, if Mr. Morgan had a better understanding of the bible, he may have been able to engage Mr. Jillette in a more compelling conversation about creationism and the existence of a “superior being”.
This brings us to Richard Dawkins. Mr. Dawkins, a self-proclaimed atheist-evolutionist, appears to have inadvertently admitted that he, like Piers Morgan, also believes in a creator. Like Mr. Morgan, Dawkins, of course, would never agree with the biblical account of creation, but in the following interview with Ben Stein, from the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Dawkins nevertheless is, essentially, cornered into admitting that there must in fact be a creator who is responsible for the creation of the universe.
What other rational explanation could there for the existence of the universe? Ben Stein, at about the 2:35 minute mark of the video, asks Richard Dawkins Who is behind the universe’s existence, or How it is that it come to be. Mr. Dawkins, the creationist/intelligent design guy, answers:
“Well, by a very slow process.”
One would think that someone who is so passionately on the side of science would have a better explanation than this. “A very slow process” in no way answers the question, Who is responsible or How did the universe come into existence? Fortunately, Ben Stein encouraged Dawkins to expand on the idea, by asking him, “Well, how did it start?”
Dawkins: “No one knows how it started. We know the kind of event that it must’ve been. We know the sort of event that must’ve happened.”
Steing: “…And what was that?”
Dawkins: “It was the origin of the first self-replicating molecule.”
Stein: “Right…and how did that happen?”
Dawkins: “I told you, we don’t know.”
Well, so much for “scientific evidence”. It sounds more like imaginative speculation. But isn’t Dawkins on the side of science?
Stein: “So you have no idea how it started.”
Dawkins: “No, no. Nor does anybody.”
Stein: “What do you think is the possiblity that intelligent design might turn out to be the answer to some of the issues in genetics or in Darwinian evolution?”
Dawkins: “It could come about in the following way.”
In other words, although he has zero scientific evidence to support his claim, his explanation must be the most likely way the universe was formed? What credibility or authority is he holding over everyone else?
Dawkins: “It could be that at some earlier time in the universe, a civilization evolved by probably some kind of Darwinian means to a very, very high level of technology and designed the form of life that they seeded onto, perhaps, this planet.”
This is Richard Dawkins’ explanation for the existence of the universe? Dawkins seems to have switched the topic, knowingly or unknowingly. He was not asked how life on earth came to be. He was asked to explain how the universe came into existence. Mr. Dawkins appears quite clueless.
His explanation is that an advanced extraterrestrial civilization is responsible for the universe, or life on earth?
People like Mr. Dawkins regularly take the liberty of labeling the bible a collection of fictional stories and senseless mythologies. Isn’t this a bit ironic?
But, Mr. Dawkins continues with his explanation until he inadvertently walks right into it….
“…And I suppose it’s possible you might find evidence of that if you look at the details of biochemistry, molecular biology, you might find a signature of some sort of designer…and that designer could be a higher intelligence from elsewhere in the universe.”
There you have it! He believes in a “designer”.
Revealing his inability to account for the universe, Dawkins continues…
“But that higher intelligence would itself have had to have come about by some explicable, ultimately, explicable process. It couldn’t have just jumped into existence spontaneously. That’s the point.”
There you have it ladies and gentlemen, when pressed to explain the origins of the universe, the self-proclaimed atheist-evolutionist simply admitted that it must be the work of an intelligent designer of a higher intelligence.
If only Mr. Dawkins could discard his enormous ego and pride and come to realize that what he is, essentially, describing is the God of the bible, the omniscient, omni-present, self-existing intelligent designer of it all. The One who has made it quite clear to understand…
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1
Did it really have to be that hard Mr. Dawkins?