Atheist Richard Dawkins Loses Debate With Rowan Williams at Cambridge University

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   2/4/2013

Richard Dawkins, the atheist professor that gained popularity in 2008 with his book, “The God Delusion” has been trying to convince the world that God does not exist for several years.

According to the Christian Post, the debate was well-defeated in front of an audience of about 800 people, mostly students.

“The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, defeated prominent atheist professor, Richard Dawkins, in a debate at the University of Cambridge in England on Thursday night, as a vote taken at the conclusion of the debate ruled that religion does have a place in the 21st century.”

“Dawkins lost the debate by 324 votes to 136, as he failed to convince the house that religion has no place. “

Williams won the debate by pointing out that respect for human life and equality was inherent in all organized religion. 

“Dawkins, an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, told the audience his main concern was simply whether religion was true, and described religion as a "cop-out."”

But he was unable to convince the audience of his theory. In fact atheism is the cop-out, because it denies the reality of God that can be proven in so many ways from history to archeology to biology to the supernatural.

The denial of the reality of God is copping-out of the responsibility of dealing with sin.  If there were no God then there would be no law-giver so that we would not be accountable to his laws.  And if we were not accountable to God, then there would be no consequences to our actions and we could live however we wanted to

This usually follows with the claim that we are ‘free’ to define our own ideas of good/evil, to create our own laws and to be our own judges - our own gods. But history shows that this is when humanity becomes the most dangerous, because the evil within us has nothing to restrain it.  

The denial of God is the real cop-out.  Denying God makes it is easy to justify one’s life by refusing to compare it to anything.  This cop-out means that our personal ideas of good/evil are relative and therefore our sense of justice is also relative, which mean that true justice does not exist and neither does pain caused by injustice.  Justice and pain from in-justice must be part of our imagination. 

Yet every single person has a conscious that cannot deny that justice and pain do indeed exist.  In fact it is the reality of justice and pain that demand that a holy and righteous God must exist.  In fact, it is not enough for God to just exist.  A God that is like us, good sometimes and bad sometimes, would not be any more capable of justice than we are. 

The pain in our lives that demands justice is a demand for a holy and righteous God that is capable of holding every single person accountable to a holy standard that is above all men.  This is the God that must exist and this is the God described in the bible. 

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice.” – Romans 3:23-25

The reason the Lord sent Christ to earth was to show us that he is just. He proved that he is just by giving his Son's life to pay for our sins so that justice would be served and our sins would be paid for in full. 

It is for justice that Christ had to die, so that justice would be served.  Sometimes it may seem like people get away with things on earth.  But in the end, we will all face the Lord and everyone will be brought to justice.  No one will get away with anything.  The Lord is known for his justice throughout the universe. "The LORD is known by his justice" - Psalm 9:16

Eventually, every single person is accountable and brought to justice.  Either your sins are paid for by the death of Christ, because you have believed in Christ and confessed with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and that he died for you, or you will have to pay for your sins on your own.  

“That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

Denying the existance of God is not a valid excuse in the court room of the Lord. He has already told us that he will rejected that argument. 

“For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” – Romans 1:20

If you have not confessed your sins to the Lord or believed in his Son's death and resurrection, then you have not yet been justified.  Do it today.  Do it right now.  Confess with your month that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that he died in your place. 

If you did this, then remember this day for it is the day that you were forever changed.

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