Posted on Oct 29, 2012 by Tom Gilson
Pardon me for not going to the original source, but here at Uncommon Descent we have a portion of Richard Dawkins’ interview with Playboy. They asked him what he thought of Jesus. The answer he gave is simply astonishing.
The evidence he existed is surprisingly shaky. The earliest books in the New Testament to be written were the Epistles, not the Gospels. It’s almost as though Saint Paul and others who wrote the Epistles weren’t that interested in whether Jesus was real….
Oh, and then he said,
I haven’t read it all, but my knowledge of the Bible is a lot better than most fundamentalist Christians’.
I’m not even going to rebut this. Some readers know better already and don’t need to be burdened with it. Others can find all the rebuttal they need in 1 Corinthians 15. Or Colossians 1. Or Hebrews 1. Or 1 John 1. Or almost anywhere else in the Epistles.
And he thinks he has that much knowledge of the Bible? Wow.
It’s very sad that a man of his education and erudition could be so blind to the obvious, and that he would be contributing so much to others’ blindness. I’m praying for him to see more clearly.