...How much does a philosophy weigh?
Logic saved me from my backwoods, obsolete upbringing.
Ill be back later, wve got to unload a couple wagons of hay and its raining
For anyone wanting a third party opinion, I'd recommend it. Might even be useful to read Dawkins along side it if you haven't already.
When he went to Oxford to study chemistry (he later gained a doctorate in molecular biophysics), McGrath was a committed atheist. Gradually he came to the conclusion that, although he felt no emotional need for a religion, "belief in God made a lot more sense of things than my atheism did".
McGrath points out, rightly in my view, that the New Atheism (championed by writers such as Dawkins) is predicated on an ideology of scientism, which holds that science, and science alone, is able to answer life's deepest questions...
Throughout the book McGrath is clear that he is seeking not to defend science or religion, but to explore what happens when a scientific and a Christian narrative are interwoven...anyone with an interest in the science-religion debate, whatever their level of expertise, will welcome this balanced and thoughtful contribution
McGrath holds three doctorates from the University of Oxford, a DPhil in Molecular Biophysics, a Doctor of Divinity in Theology and a Doctor of Letters in Intellectual History.
He states that he is not opposed to atheism itself, but rather the views of atheism held by people such as Dawkins. He has been highly critical of Richard Dawkins, calling him "embarrassingly ignorant of Christian theology".
"'As a child I never had any interest in Christianity,' he says. 'I went through the motions of going to church with my parents but neither my heart nor my head was in it. It was while I was at the Methodist College, probably aged around 15 or 16, that I became an atheist - somebody who deliberately and intentionally does not believe in God and thinks that anyone who does believe in God is mentally deficient or seriously screwed up.'"
Farms, philosophy, theology and science when successfully implemented are all harmonious systems.