A critique of Richard Dawkins’ mistaken theology

[Richard] Dawkins speaks scoffingly of a personal God, as though it were entirely obvious exactly what this might mean. He seems to imagine God, if not exactly with a white beard, then at least as some kind of chap, however supersized.

He asks how this chap can speak to billions of people simultaneously, which is rather like wondering why, if Tony Blair is an octopus, he has only two arms. For Judeo-Christianity, God is not a person in the sense that Al Gore arguably is…

He is, rather, the condition of possibility of any entity whatsoever, including ourselves. He is the answer to why there is something rather than nothing. God and the universe do not add up to two, any more than my envy and my left foot constitute a pair of objects…

Quote source

Eagleton, T. (2006). Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins [book review]. London Review of Books. Available https://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n20/terry-eagleton/lunging-flailing-mispunching. Last accessed 22nd Apr 2017.

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