Before beginning to look at God’s Undertaker I should make my positions clear. First, I’m an atheist. By that I mean that I have a disbelief in a supreme being or beings. It doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that a god or gods can’t or don’t exist, it means that I find the evidence for the theist position to be so weak that it is a fruitless one to hold. Second, I find Lennox’s book to be very unconvincing in getting me to alter that position. These blogs will outline my reasons why.
In the book’s Acknowledgments Lennox (4) states “[This book] represents an attempt to evaluate the evidence of modern science in relation to the debate between the atheistic and theistic interpretations of the universe and to provide a basis for discussion.” Even though we’re unlikely to agree on much else, at least we both hope that the book provides discussion.
All quotes are taken from the 2009 Kindle Edition of God’s Undertaker. If it helps I bought it here. AFAIK cut and paste aren’t available on the Kindle, so I’ve handwritten the quotes and then typed them into vex cathedra. Undoubtably errors will occur, so apologies for those. Also apologies for the rambling nature of the blogs. They aren’t meant to be a coherent whole arguing against the book; they have in fact been written as I’ve been reading the book. So more often than not they will appear pointless unless you read the chapter, preferably while you read the blog. Welcome to vex cathedra – pointless in more ways than one.