Antony Flew is making a major splash in the philosophical world.
Flew, a highly regarded British philosopher, has been one of the leading proponents of atheism for several decades. He has changed his mind, saying he now believes in God.
Unfortunately, he does not believe in a God of revelation; now describing himself as a Deist. (Deism, as Flew himself describes it, believes that “while reason, mainly in the form of arguments to design, assures us that there is a God, there is no room either for any supernatural revelation of that God or for any transactions between that God and individual human beings.”) Flew is “open” to the idea of revelation, however, so perhaps his prilgrimage will continue.
What changed his mind? Apparently the work being done in Intelligent Design. (More on Intelligent Design can be found here.) As the evidence against evolution and for design mounts, honest atheists like Flew are forced to reconsider their positions.
Here is a shorter article summarizing the issue. For a detailed discussion, you can read Flew’s interview with Christian philosopher Gary Habermas in the forthcoming issue of Philosophia Christi – the journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. The interview is available on-line here.