Famous atheist Richard Dawkins said in a recent interview that Jesus would’ve been an atheist if he knew what we knew today.
Wait. What? Yeah, it doesn’t make much sense.
Here’s the exact quote: “I wrote [an] article called ‘Atheists for Jesus,’ I think it was… Somebody gave me a t-shirt: ‘Atheists for Jesus.’ Well, the point was that Jesus was a great moral teacher and I was suggesting that somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he had known what we know today.”
The key takeaway here is that the leader of the atheist movement pilfers his brilliant ideas from t-shirts.
The thing is that I really can’t stand the whole “Jesus was a great moral teacher” thing.
CS Lewis handled that nonsense pretty well when he wrote:
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us.
Lewis is right. Dawkins is a fool whose thinking is as deep as a t-shirt slogan.
Isn’t Dawkins becoming a bit of an embarrassment, even to atheists?