From the same mold of minds that said writing out 10262 “would [require] fill[ing] up the entire known universe with paper,” we get another piece of crazy mathematical manipulation.
Even atheist Richard Dawkins admits that there is a one-in-seven chance that God might exist. He simply chooses to take, as he sees it, the six-in-seven chances that God does not exist. That’s a bad bet.
Really? That’s what Dawkins said?
No, of course not.
Not that Colson would provide a citation for that claim, but the good bet is that it is a distortion of something Dawkins wrote.
In The God Delusion, Dawkins categorized the “belief continuum” into seven parts, ranging from someone who says he is 100% sure that God exists (1) to someone who is 100% sure that God does not exist (7).Dawkins said he was at a 6, leaning toward 7.
Colson makes the jump to say that Dawkins, who put the “100% certainty of God’s existence” option on the belief spectrum, is saying there is a 1 in 7 shot that God exists.
That takes balls.
Siamang wonders what the odds are of Colson making a correction.
I’m not holding my breath…