Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s most famous atheists, has admitted that eliminating God from the public consciousness would pose huge problems. Dawkins insisted that if religion were to be abolished, it would “give people a license to do really bad things.” The Oxford University fellow said that, without the presence of a higher being, “people may feel free to do bad things because they feel God is no longer watching them.” Dawkins warned that people would feel entitled to do what they like because they no longer need to obey a “divine spy in the sky reading their every thought,”, a description he often uses for an omnipresent God.
Dawkins told of an experiment he came across which intended to find out whether people would be “good” if they felt someone was watching. He concluded from the results that “it seems plausible that, if somebody sincerely believes God is watching his every move, he might be more likely to be good.” “I hate that idea,” Dawkins added. “I want to believe that humans are better than that and would be honest whether anyone was watching or not.”
In response creationist Ken Ham, said, “Dawkins has spent his life fighting God, but still recognises that atheism doesn’t provide a foundation for morality.” “Without a biblical foundation, anything goes,” Ham added. “Who determines what is right or wrong? Everyone does what’s right in their own eyes. Dawkins is admitting that atheism is totally morally bankrupt.”
The Bible tells us how to get wisdom and understanding. The benefits thereof and the danger of not doing so:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments.” Psalms 111:19
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1
“Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” Psalms 34:9
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8
“An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked:
There is no fear of God before his eyes… the words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; he has ceased to be wise and to do good.” Psalms 36:1-1
“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear God who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:28