James Matthew Wilson's latest — Stephen Hawking Proves the Existence of God. "Self-created law operating spontaneously and so absolutely un-beholden to any prior necessity: this sounds familiar indeed, having found divinely-inspired expression some years ago," he writes, quoting the first five verses of Gospel According to Saint John.
"The 'undergraduate atheists' have had their day," writes John Cottingham, suggesting, "The spiritually deaf onslaught of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and their ilk has presented such an unfair and one-sided picture of religion that not only has it won few converts, but it may even have aided the cause of faith" — It's Not God Who Needs Saving - It's Us. "Of much greater interest," the author writes, "and vastly more intellectual sophistication, are two books, one by the Princeton philosopher Mark Johnston, the other by the French best-selling author André Comte-Sponville, formerly of the Sorbonne. Both are inspired by the achievements of modern science, both firmly reject the traditional idea of a transcendent creator and yet both are sympathetic to our long heritage of spirituality, whose riches they would like to preserve if humanly possible." Tolle, lege.
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