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~There was no one moment of change but a gradual conclusion over recent months for Flew, a spry man who still does not believe in an afterlife.
Yet biologists' investigation of DNA "has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved," Flew says ~
~The first hint of Flew's turn was a letter to the August-September issue of Britain's Philosophy Now magazine. "It has become inordinately difficult even to begin to think about constructing a naturalistic theory of the evolution of that first reproducing organism," he wrote.~
~but if his belief upsets people, well "that's too bad," Flew said. "My whole life has been guided by the principle of Plato's Socrates: Follow the evidence, wherever it leads."
Last week, Richard Carrier, a writer and Columbia University graduate student, posted new material based on correspondence with Flew on the atheistic www.infidels.org Web page. Carrier assured atheists that Flew accepts only a "minimal God" and believes in no afterlife.
Flew's "name and stature are big. Whenever you hear people talk about atheists, Flew always comes up," Carrier said. Still, when it comes to Flew's reversal, "apart from curiosity, I don't think it's like a big deal."
Flew told The Associated Press his current ideas have some similarity with American "intelligent design" theorists, who see evidence for a guiding force in the construction of the universe. He accepts Darwinian evolution but doubts it can explain the ultimate origins of life.
A Methodist minister's son, Flew became an atheist at 15.
Early in his career, he argued that no conceivable events could constitute proof against God for believers, so skeptics were right to wonder whether the concept of God meant anything at all.
Another landmark was his 1984 "The Presumption of Atheism," playing off the presumption of innocence in criminal law. Flew said the debate over God must begin by presuming atheism, putting the burden of proof on those arguing that God exists. ~
From Wikipedia. Details on these descendants of the Nephilim.
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5. Giants, Nephilim, Anakim
Earth's ancient history from the earliest times untill 1000 BCE, Gods of Sumer,
Akkad, Babylonia,, Nibiru.
JewishEncyclopedia.com - ANAKIM.
A pre-Canaanite tribe, dwelling (according to Josh. xi. 21, 22, and Judges i.
10, 20) in the hill country of ...
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Sumerian Information of the Annunaki -- compared to the Anakim
(Sumerian equal to the Genesis Anakim) Erech was founded before 4000 B.C..
As we all know the Sumerians and Assyrians went to great detail to preserve the ...
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Anakim (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
There were various tribes of Anakim (Josh. 15:14). Joshua finally expelled them
from the land, except a remnant that found a refuge in the cities of Gaza, ...
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Giants in the Middle East, Page 4
Josephus offers another historical verification of the Anakim. ... The above-mentioned
inscriptions give us some idea of what the Anakim looked like: blond ...
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Bible Study - Nephilim, Rephaim, Anakim, Emim
Nephilim, Rephaim, Anakim, Emim. Bible Study. Discover the amazing truth of the
Gospel. Eternal life. Christian living. Bible people, places, things.
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Barry Chamish on Giants Anakim Raphaim Zophim in Israel - Israel ...
Are the Anakim or the Refaim, the giants of the Bible, returning to Israel today?
There are only two periods of recorded history when giants were reported ...
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Reputed giants inhabiting the territory on both sides of the Jordan before the
coming of the Israelites.
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~ The ziggurats were considered a place closer to the heavens, a gateway and shrine to the
gods and a place for the ruler god of the sky (An in Sumer, Marduk in Babylon and Ashur in
Assyria) to lay his feet upon.~
~Rather than Anu being seen as "the god" of the heavens, he was the heavens. In this
way to the earliest Sumerians, humankind lived inside a living divine realm.~
~With the growth in size and importance of the temples, so the temple functionaries
(priests = Sumerian sanga) grew in importance in their communities, and a hierarchy
developed led by the En, or chief priest. Thus the chief priest of the God of Air (Lil) at
the E-kur temple at the city of Nippur became "Enlil", and gods became more and more
~The Enûma Eliš is the Babylonian or Mesopotamian creation epic. It was first discovered
by modern scholars (in fragmentary form) in the ruined library of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh
(Mosul, Iraq), recovered by Henry Layard in 1849.~
~This epic is one of the most important sources for understanding the Babylonian worldview,
centered on the supremacy of Marduk and the existence of mankind for the service of the gods.
Its primary original purpose, however, is not an exposition of theology or theogony, but
the elevation of Marduk, the chief god of Babylon, above other Mesopotamian gods.~
egyptian rings found at ebal from time of exodus
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