Idle musings

Reading the Times, I’d mentally aligned the new atheists and Korihor before, but I didn’t realise Dawkins was going to take that comparison and run with it. His latest article rants about the “wickedness” of the doctrine of the Atonement are – well, not quite sure I have the words for it. It’s amusing he puts sin in inverted commas – I guess questioning its existence – while throwing words like wickedness around.

However, a thought emerges. Dawkins criticises the Atonement on the basis – like others before him – that an omnipotent God could forgive sins anyway. Could He? Who knows, but another question emerges – would he have the right to?

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