Friday, February 18, 2011

Petty, Trivial, Unworthy?

I spent the morning listening to the Dawkins and Lennox debate on The God Delusion... right at the end it came down to one thing which Richard Dawkins says...

“It all quite really comes down to the resurrection of Jesus. It has a fundamental incompatibility [with] the sophisticated scientist,”
“It’s (resurrection of Christ argument) so petty, it’s so trivial, it’s so local, it’s so earth-bound, it’s so unworthy of the universe.” - Richard Dawkins in the debate
 I found that very interesting...

For more information on the resurrection have a look here:
The Historicity of the Empty Tomb of Jesus 

Contemporary scholarship and the resurrection of Jesus

Is there really solid evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ?


emma said...

Hi Cat
I've come across your blog from Ellie's site and am loving the movie reviews and your questions (In fact, we've only just watched the Last Supper).

Interesting Dawkins quote too - and in particular his objections to the locality and earthiness of the Gospel. I guess that Christ's humanity and humility is foolishness to the world, but far from being 'unworthy of the universe', it is actually His glory and our salvation.

Cat said...

Hey Emma,

Thanks for your comment! How did you find that movie - Last Supper? I thought it was quite clever. Did it raise any questions for you?

Yeh Dawkins is quite an interesting chap and this debate was really thought provoking!
It does all come down to the resurrection and Dawkins doesnt really have much of any answer for it...