Old man finds God

[Update 12/11/04: Reports of Flew's theism were slightly exaggerated. Via Radley.]

[Update to the update 12/11/04: Oops. Nevermind.]

Renowned atheist Antony Flew says that he now believes in God. This may or may not have anything to do with the fact that he’s eighty-one years old.

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Rich people like tax cuts!

Politician accused of corruption!

And, believe it or not…

Dog bites man!

Sheesh, what a crazy, mixed-up world we live in.

Comments

  1. Ben Stark says:

    Well, since Flew says he doesn’t believe in any afterlife, I doubt his age has much to do with it.

  2. Jacob says:

    Not in the sense of him making a “Pascal’s Wager,” but perhaps in the sense of knowing he’s reaching his end and wanting there to be more to the universe than materialism.

    Anyway, my point was to put Flew’s conversion in perspective rather than to nail down his particular motivations, which I’m sure are quite complex. Though I’ll be curious as to what his arguments are, once he publishes them, I doubt they’ll be anything for anyone on either side to get too excited about (though I’m sure people will get worked up about them).

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