Wall Street Journal’s discussion between Richard Dawkins, leader of the “out of the closet atheist movement” and Karen Armstrong, a religious scholar. They were asked, “where does evolution leave god?” Generally, their answers where predictable. Dawkins sees no place for god in evolution of course, and Armstrong sees evolution as making god a more transcendent thing. Half theology lesson and half Darwinian evolution lesson. Here’s part of Dawkins answer:
Evolution is God’s redundancy notice, his pink slip. But we have to go further. A complex creative intelligence with nothing to do is not just redundant. A divine designer is all but ruled out by the consideration that he must at least as complex as the entities he was wheeled out to explain. God is not dead. He was never alive in the first place.