John W. Loftus, the author of the blog Debunking Christianity recently wrote a post titled “Two Questions From the Grave, by Antony Flew and Carl Sagan” in which he presented two stories, one by Antony Flew and the other by Carl Sagan.
Antony Flew, in his famous article, “Theology and Falsification,” began the article with the “Parable of the Invisible Gardener”, in which he asked a question about the existence of God:
At last the Sceptic despairs, “But what remains of your original assertion? Just how does what you call an invisible, intangible, eternally elusive gardener differ from an imaginary gardener or even from no gardener at all?” . . . What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?
To be fair to Flew, his question was asked before the grave, since he wrote “Theology and Falsification” in 1950.
Even before the grave, Antony Flew found the answer to that question. Before he died, Flew wrote: “There Is A God.”
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